The Toronto Raptors are celebrating the first NBA Championship in the history of the franchise with a parade on Monday, but the event is in the process of being overshadowed by a senseless act of violence.
There's been a shooting and the Toronto PD have provided an update:
SHOOTING:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) June 17, 2019
Nathan Phillip's Square
-Bay St and Albert St
-Police have located 2 victims
-Injuries serious but not life threatening
-2 people in custody
-2 firearms recovered
This was the first report of the incident:
Gunshots fired at the parade at the back south east corner of Nathan Phillips Square. One witness said four shots. Crowd ran. There is a victim down being given medical attention, surrounded by a crowd, and police are clearing people from the area. Speeches are still going on.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 17, 2019
Crowds were seen running from the area where the gunshots were fired and the speeches were interrupted to let everyone know what was going on.
The Raptors ceremony has been interrupted for a serious incident. pic.twitter.com/JIzOuNzvsb— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 17, 2019
You can see crowds disperse in a hurry in the video below:
I’m on the roof of city hall and something is happening. People are running including what looks to be cops and security pic.twitter.com/FEbhw88OqI— Jennifer Pagliaro (@jpags) June 17, 2019
Stay tuned for more updates as they're made available.