The Toronto Police department has confirmed the sad news of a shooting taking place during the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade. According to the reports as of now, there have been two people who have been ‘seriously injured’ in the shooting.
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
According to Reuters’ Tyler Choi, an estimated 2 million people traveled to downtown Toronto for the parade and victory rally. Sportsnet’s Faizal Khamisa reported some fans were camping out Sunday night in preparation for the event. This is sad to see an entire city coming out to support and seeing videos like these:
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
Sadly there has been a shooting at the Raptors parade. Prayers up to Toronto ?? pic.twitter.com/idEnIfmvDB
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) June 17, 2019
There were many videos of people running away and not really knowing what has happened. Assuming people heard gun shots and just began to run away. Prayers up to Toronto.
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