Police investigate a scene of shooting with multiple victims near Reno Avenue and Mickey Mantle Drive following the Oklahoma City vs. Los Angeles NBA playoff game early morning, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City police say at least eight people were shot late Monday blocks from Chesapeake Energy Arena after the NBA playoff game between the Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Sarah Phipps) TABLOIDS OUT
Updated: May 22, 2012 9:08AM
OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities say eight people are hurt after shots rang out in Oklahoma City as thousands of people left the NBA playoff game between the Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O’Leary says seven people were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds after the melee Monday night. She says a pregnant woman was also taken to the hospital after she was assaulted in the scuffle.
O’Leary says the pregnant woman and six of the gunshot victims are in good condition Tuesday morning. One person is in critical condition.
Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said a scuffle erupted Monday night in a crowd of people walking toward the Bricktown district, a popular nightlife area, and that it quickly turned ugly.