Another mass shooting, geez.
Following the Nuggets’ victory in the NBA Championship on Monday night, the citizens of Denver were ecstatic.
Unfortunately, the elation was short-lived as a shooting incident occurred, injuring ten people. The shooting happened in an area where fans were celebrating the win in the early hours of Tuesday morning, about a mile away from the Nuggets’ Ball Arena.
According to TMZ, the situation is complex, and authorities have not released any details yet. One of the wounded individuals is considered a suspect, while three are in critical condition. The rest of the injured persons’ wounds are non-life-threatening.
“As far as what led up to this altercation that resulted in the shots being fired, that’s still under investigation at this time,” a spokesperson for the Denver Police Department said. “It did occur in the area where we had the largest gathering of folks celebrating during the night.”
The incident is still under investigation, and the police spokesperson said that it happened in the area where the largest gathering of people was celebrating during the night. The Nuggets’ win is the first in franchise history.
Fans were seen climbing street poles, throwing themselves into the crowds, and shooting off fireworks.
Update: Both of the young men dropped from their spots atop the traffic light into the crowd, which appears to have caught them. pic.twitter.com/W6wLv2EEBl
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Although the incident cut the celebrations short, the city plans to host a championship parade on Thursday.