June 13, 2023: Amid celebrations following the Denver Nuggets NBA championship win, a shooting occurred in Denver, injuring nine people, three of whom are in critical condition, according to authorities.
The Denver Police Department reported that a suspect, who was later apprehended, also sustained a gunshot wound that is not believed to be life-threatening.
The incident occurred on Market Street, with multiple shots fired during a confrontation involving several individuals, as preliminary information suggests.
The shooting happened during the ongoing celebrations in the area following the Nuggets’ victory over the Miami Heat, securing their first NBA title. However, there is no indication that the shooting is connected to the celebrations.
The police have initiated a comprehensive investigation into the incident, and updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.
Police spokesperson Doug Schepman stated that the details leading up to the altercation and the subsequent firing of shots are still under investigation. The shooting occurred in an area where a large gathering of people had been celebrating, although the crowd had decreased in size at the time of the incident. Schepman mentioned that the shooting occurred in an area where people may have exited bars after the game.
Authorities are interviewing witnesses, and the investigation is described as extensive.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety and security measures during public events and gatherings. Authorities are working diligently to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting and bring those responsible to justice.