Thousands of people were near the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday night when eight people were shot, one of whom is in critical condition, according to an article from CNN

Large crowds were leaving the playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder when the shots were heard only a few blocks away from the arena, police said.

Authorities were trying to determine what led to the shootings that occurred at about 11:35 p.m., said Capt. Dexter Nelson of the Oklahoma City Police Department in the CNN article.

One of the victims is in critical condition; the other seven suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the report states.

Also, a woman was injured when she was punched and kicked in the streets, authorities said.

Thousands of people were in the area because the Thunder beat the Lakers 106-90 to advance to the Western Conference finals, CNN reports.

"Whenever you get about 8,000 people outside of a venue, we are going to be outnumbered," Nelson told CNN affiliate KOCO. "You can't have enough people down here for that."

Several people had been questioned, but no arrests had been made Monday night, Nelson said.