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Report: Gunshots heard outside of the Barclays Center following Davis-Romero fight

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to multiple social media posts, gunshots were heard outside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. This came after Gervonta Davis knocked out Rolly Romero.

This came shortly after the sixth-round knockout by Davis. Those, who were nearby, had to run for safety.

Bullets (Photo by Pixabay)

“Frightening moments,” Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix said. “Hundreds of fans started to rush back into the arena from the concourse. People — including media — ducking for cover.”

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Mannix initially said that gunshots could be heard inside the arena. However, he later clarified his post.

“No shots were fired inside Barclays, a source told SI,” he later said. “Whatever happened took place just outside the building.”

At the time of publication, we do not know if anyone of injured by the bullets. Or if any suspect or suspects have been arrested.

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There has been no mention thus far on the New York Police Department’s social media accounts about a shooting near the Barclays Center. While it could have sounded like gunshots, people have gotten the sound of fireworks mixed up with gunshots all the time.

At the end of Davis’s fight, he was being interviewed by Jim Gray. Davis commented that his fists were “guns.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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