Gun-Controlled Colorado: 9 Wounded in Shooting Following Denver Nuggets NBA Win

Denver Police Department investigators work the scene of a mass shooting early Tuesday, Ju
AP Photo/David Zalubowski

Nine people were wounded in a shooting early Tuesday on Denver’s Market Street approximately three and a half hours after the Denver Nuggets won the NBA championship.

The Nuggets won the title game by a score of 94-89.

The Associated Press noted the shooting suspect was taken into custody.

Denver Police Department investigators work the scene of a mass shooting early Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in Denver.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Among the nine wounded, three of the individuals were in critical condition while the wounds of the other six were non-life-threatening.

CBS News reported Denver Police Spokesperson Doug Schepman indicated the shooting occurred in the area where the most fans had gathered post-title win.

However, by the time the shooting occurred the crowd size had diminished significantly.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, center, celebrates after the team won the NBA Championship with a victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Monday, June 12, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety ranks Colorado No. 12 in the nation for gun control.

Colorado has a “high capacity” magazine ban, a red flag law, universal background checks, and numerous other gun controls which Democrats say will keep people safe.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at



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