Ten people, including a suspect, were injured in a mass shooting in Denver early Tuesday morning shortly after the Nuggets won their first NBA championship, police said in a statement.
The Denver Police Department identified nine gunshot victims from an altercation that took place in the 2000 block of Market Street roughly a mile from the arena where the Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat.
Three of the victims are in critical condition, police said. The other victims and the suspected shooter are believed to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect the DPD took into custody suffered a suspected gunshot wound, police said.
"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 told the Associated Press.
"It did occur in the area where we had largest gathering of folks celebrating during the night," Schepman also said, adding that the incident took place in an area where many people might have been visiting bars after the game.
The DPD told WUSA-TV that the incident took place in the area where the largest crowds were celebrating the Nuggets' win. The crowds had begun dissipating around the time of the shooting at approximately 12:30 a.m, just three hours after the game concluded.
Police are expected to interview victims Tuesday morning, the station also reported, and are expected to release more information on the incident at some point later in the day.
Police say the ongoing investigation into the mass shooting is complex and in its early stages.
The area around the shooting remained blocked off Tuesday morning.
Watch coverage below from KUSA-TV of a mass shooting in Denver that injured 10, including the shooter, in the hours following the Nuggets' first NBA title win.
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