In a shooting in Denver near the venue where the Nuggets won their first NBA championship on Monday night, nine people were hurt, three of them gravely, according to police.
According to a statement from the Denver Police Department, a suspect who was also shot was in custody. According to authorities, the suspect’s wounds were not thought to be life-threatening.
Update 1/2: Nine total gunshot victims have been identified from the shooting in the 2000 Block of Market St, plus a suspect who also sustained a gunshot wound. 3 victims are in critical condition, the other victims & the suspect are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries
— Denver (Nuggets) Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) June 13, 2023
According to authorities, three of those hurt in the shooting on the 2000 block of Market Street were in critical condition.
The government stated that the inquiry was “complex and ongoing and is still in its early stages.” Initial information suggests that numerous rounds were fired during a large-scale confrontation.
The incident occurred approximately a mile from Ball Arena, where the Denver Nuggets won their first NBA championship on Monday by defeating the Miami Heat.
As massive groups left the arena earlier in the evening, police closed some downtown roadways.
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A police spokeswoman indicated that while there was still a small throng present, most of the fans had left before the shooting started.
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