Sixteen people were injured after rumors of an active gunman broke out at the Barclays Center in New York on Sunday. The incident took place when a crowd gathered on the field for a boxing match on Sunday.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka was among those who gathered at the Barclays Center and tweeted about her painful experience.
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According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), the trampling took place around 1.05am, when a boxing match between Gervante Davis and Rolando Romero was about to end. Mountains Report
A spokesman for the NYPD said shots were heard about the shooting, adding that crowds were “trying to flee everywhere”, The Hill reported.
“After investigating the incident at the Barclays Center this morning, we determined that no shots were fired,” the NYPD 78th Precinct, which operates the Brooklyn Park Slope Division, said in a statement. Tweet On sunday.
The source of the word is not yet clear, a NYPD spokesman said later CNN.
Osaka, who was watching the match, tweeted that he was “terrified” to see the commotion.
“I was just at the Barclays Center and all of a sudden I heard screams and saw people running, then we were shouted that there was an active shooter and we had to enter a room and close the door,” he said. Twitter post.
Later, in a detailed statement, the four-time tennis Grand Slam champion said: “I was lucky to have a security guard with me and I can’t even imagine navigating through this situation on my own, let alone be a child and that’s not it. A false alarm. “
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Amanjat Kaur, one of the injured, said New York Times As he was leaving the Barclays Center, he heard a “pop-pop” sound and someone shouted that there was a shotgun.
He fell to the ground and was trampled. “I thought I was gone,” she said Now.
The shooting happened less than a week after an 18-year-old killed 21 people – 19 of them children – during a shooting at Rob Elementary in Uvala, Texas. It has revived the debate over one of the worst mass shootings in the United States over the past decade and the strict gun control laws.