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Cavs Victory Parade Ends in Gunfire, One Woman Shot

Cleveland police say suspect is in custody

One woman was shot on Wednesday during the victory parade celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA championship.

Cleveland police said on Twitter that the woman was shot twice in the leg and a suspect is in custody.

The police initially reported that two women were shot following the parade and rally, and advised bystanders to avoid the area. They later updated that only one person was wounded in the shooting.

Cleveland erupted in celebration this week when the Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Saturday. Led by Akron native Lebron James, the team brought the city its first professional sports championship in 52 years.

News of the shooting in Ohio comes as Democratic members of Congress, led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis and Connecticut Rep. John Larson, held a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in protest of their Republican colleagues’ attempt to call a recess without voting on gun reform measures.