At least 10 wounded in Denver shooting after Nuggets win NBA title.
At least 10 people were wounded in a mass shooting early Tuesday in Denver in an area where basketball fans had been celebrating the Nuggets’ first NBA title win police said.
A suspect one of the 10 wounded has been taken into custody by the Denver Police Department.
Nearly a mile from Ball Arena where the Denver Nuggets upset the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night police suspect many people got into an altercation.
The shooting took at about 12:30 in the morning. local time — about 3 ½ hours after the game — and three of the wounded were in critical condition, police said in a statement. The suspect a man was one of the seven people who suffered injuries believed to be non life threatening. For More Information….
As far as what led up to this altercation that resulted in the shots being fired that’s still under investigation at this time police spokesperson Doug Schepman said. “It did occur in the area where we had the largest gathering of folks celebrating during the night.”
Yellow police tape sealed off the area overnight Tuesday as investigators scoured the scene, which was dotted with evidence markers and what appeared to be detritus left over from the celebrations, including an electric scooter and a green rental bike.
A small crowd was in the area at the time of the shooting Schepman said but had diminished quite a bit at that point. Schepman said the shooting was in a spot where a lot of people might have come out of bars after the game.
Police were interviewing witnesses, and Schepman described the ongoing investigation as “expansive.”
Eight people were hospitalized at Denver Health Medical Center — one in critical condition, one in fair and six in good condition, spokesperson Heather Burke said. She said questions about the two additional wounded people should be directed to police.
Schepman said police had beefed up their presence in the area in advance of the celebration.
We had a lot of officers in that immediate area of 20th and Market when the shooting occurred which is why the response to it was so quick he said.
The city has set a celebratory parade in downtown Denver for Thursday morning