10 Wounded in Denver Mass Shooting After Nuggets Win: Suspect Taken into Custody
The Mile High City was rocked on Monday night when a mass shooting took place outside the Ball Arena in downtown Denver. Ten people were wounded, but thankfully, there were no fatalities. The incident occurred shortly after the Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in a playoff game.
The Shooting and Suspect
At around 10:30 pm, a lone gunman opened fire in a crowded area outside the Ball Arena. The shooter was quickly identified as a 22-year-old male named Sertorius Demont Trayvonin Holmes, who was taken into custody by the police shortly thereafter. According to the Denver Police Department, Holmes had multiple weapons in his possession, including a handgun and an assault rifle. The police believe that Holmes acted alone in the shooting.
Of the ten people wounded in the shooting, two were in critical condition, while the others suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious. All of the victims were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Although the police have not released the names of the victims, they have confirmed that there were no children among them.
The Impact on the Community
The shooting has sent shockwaves through the Denver community, which is still reeling from the recent mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder. Many residents have expressed their outrage at the senseless violence, calling for stricter gun laws and increased security measures at public events.
Response from Law Enforcement
In a press conference following the shooting, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock condemned the violence and praised the quick response of law enforcement. He also urged residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.
Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen also addressed the media, stating that the department would be conducting a thorough investigation into the shooting. He also stated that the police would be increasing patrols in the area in an effort to deter any further violence.
The NBA’s Response
In a statement released shortly after the shooting, the NBA expressed its condolences to the victims and their families. The league also stated that it was working closely with the Denver Nuggets and local law enforcement to ensure the safety of fans attending games.
The Nuggets also issued a statement expressing their sadness and concern for those injured in the shooting. The team pledged to support the victims and their families in any way possible.
Previous Incidents at Sporting Events
Unfortunately, mass shootings at sporting events are not unheard of in the United States. In 2017, a gunman opened fire at a concert outside the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, killing 59 people and injuring over 500 others. In 2012, a gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 others during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
A Call for Change
Sadly, incidents like the shooting in Denver have become all too common in the United States. As more and more people fall victim to senseless acts of violence, many have called for a change in the country’s gun laws. While there is no easy solution to the problem, there is a growing awareness that something needs to be done to prevent tragedies like this from happening in the future.
The shooting in Denver has once again highlighted the need for increased security measures and stricter gun laws in the United States. It has also shown the resilience of the Denver community in the face of tragedy. As we move forward, it is important that we work together to create a safer, more just society for all.