At least nine were gunned down while celebrating the NBA Finals win.
Washington, D.C., June 13, 2023 – Early this morning, at least nine people were wounded in a shooting in Denver while celebrating the Nuggets’ win in the NBA Finals. Brady, the country’s oldest gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement:
Kris Brown, president of Brady, said:
“This morning should have been full of celebration for the City of Denver, but instead the city is now stricken with the grief that follows a mass shooting.
“Americans should be free to celebrate the victory of their local sports teams without the fear of being shot. Make no mistake, this is a uniquely American crisis. Solving this crisis requires all people in power to speak up and act now. We need all those with platforms – from athletes to NBA executives, to elected officials and community leaders – to raise their voices in unison and to say enough is enough.
“The victims and their families remain present in our hearts as we hope for their swift recoveries.”
TRAGIC: 9 people shot in a mass shooting in Denver where basketball fans were celebrating @nuggets @NBA title win.— Kris Brown | President, bradyunited.org (@KrisB_Brown) June 13, 2023
Last June, @warriors & @celtics joined @bradybuzz in #WearOrange month to speak out against gun violence.
The NBA & Nuggets can also take a stand. #EnoughIsEnough
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.