A suspect was apprehended after a shooting that left ten people injured early on Tuesday in Denver near where basketball supporters had gathered to celebrate the Nuggets’ first NBA championship.
According to a statement from the Denver Police Department, the incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m., or about 3 1/2 hours after the game, and three of the victims were in severe condition. One of the seven individuals who had injuries thought to be not life-threatening was the suspect, a guy.
The incident took place approximately a mile from Ball Arena, the site of Monday night’s Nuggets victory over the Miami Heat.
“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 largest gathering of folks celebrating during the night.”
Evidence markers and a taped-off perimeter surrounded the incident.
He claimed that a small throng was there when the shooting occurred, but it had “diminished quite a bit at that point.” He claimed that the incident occurred in an area where many people may have left pubs after the game.
Police were speaking with witnesses, and Schepman called the probe still in progress “extensive.”
The report has been amended to reflect the fact that, according to police, the suspect was one of 10 individuals shot at the scene.