Over 1.5 Million Attend Raptors Parade, Two People Shot in Shooting
It was supposed to be all about the Toronto Raptors celebrating their NBA Championship with the city of Toronto,
It was supposed to be all about the Toronto Raptors celebrating their NBA Championship with the city of Toronto, and their diehard fans, on Monday, but a shooting has left a stain on the otherwise joyous celebration that saw over 1.5 million people celebrate.
The Toronto Police Department confirmed a shooting occurred Monday near Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, where the Raptors championship parade was taking place, adding that two victims suffered “serious but not life-threatening” injuries and there are two people in custody.
According to Stephanie Smyth of CP24, a woman was shot and police were trying to calm the crowd, in an effort to avoid a stampede as fearful fans rushed to exit.
Members of the media, and those in attendance, started sharing videos of the parade, and the chaos, on Twitter.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 17, 2019
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
— Antonella Artuso (@suntooz) June 17, 2019
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