BREAKING: VIDEO: Shooting at Toronto Raptors Championship celebration
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At least one person was shot near a massive gathering of Toronto Raptors fans celebrating the team’s recent NBA Championship, local police said.
“Reports of woman shot,” Toronto police tweeted Monday afternoon. “People running from area. Police/EMS are on scene.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Hundreds of thousands of fans were gathered in the city’s Nathan Phillips Square, where players and coaches were giving speeches and celebrating.
USA Today further reports:
“Reports of woman shot. People running from area. Police/EMS are on scene. Unknown what the injuries are,” the [Toronto Police Operations Centre announced on Twitter].
Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star tweeted that gunshots were fired at the parade at 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,” he said.
“Crowd on east side running again. Cops said get down. Oh no,” he added.
Videos shared on social media show thousands of people running in panic.
This story is developing and will be updated when more information is available.
And again. People running away from the right side. Not sure what’s going on pic.twitter.com/1fEoGoaVMl
— Meagan Fitzpatrick (@fitzpatrick_m) June 17, 2019
There has been a reported shooting near the Raptors parade. Everyone in Toronto please be safe right now 🙏🏼♥️
This is not what this day should be remembered for. So sad… pic.twitter.com/M6rM17Nzhp
— Baseline Hoops (@baseline_hoops) 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
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) June 17, 2019
We wondered what was causing the running… pic.twitter.com/D2DyG7yooS
— LeMule (@TimLeMule) June 17, 2019
There has been a reported shooting near the Raptors parade. Prayers Up🙏pic.twitter.com/KIXWoa1Iha
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 17, 2019
SHOOTING AT THE RAPTORS CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE. I RAN TO MY COUSIN’S OFFICE!!!! IT’S CHAOS pic.twitter.com/TQXBEngChf
— RAPTORS ARE NBA CHAMPS (@shamaplan) June 17, 2019
Shooting at the Raptors Championship Parade Downtown… we can’t just have one nice day eh? pic.twitter.com/ndYVx3BKYy
— Brandon Newfield (@bnewfield) June 17, 2019
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
More running a block east, and then out of the building across from old city hall on Bay. Sirens coming.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 17, 2019
From Toronto Police: reports of a shooting at Nathan Phillip’s Square, where the Raptors ceremony is taking place.
Please be safe everyone. https://t.co/EEmLujhSaL
— Faiza (@CityFaizaAmin) June 17, 2019
— Aatika Moollabhai (@aatika_m96) June 17, 2019
Scary scene in Toronto as gunshots have been reported at the Raptors’ victory parade. https://t.co/DZxj58rIDq
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) June 17, 2019
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