A victory celebration for the Toronto Raptors’ historic win turned violent.
According to The Post Millennial, the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019, as more than 1.5 million people gathered at Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the Raptors first NBA title.
Attendees allegedly heard up to four gunshots, which caused thousands to flee for safety. Initial reports revealed that one woman was shot and another unidentified person was struck by gunfire. The injuries are not life-threatening.
The event was eventually put on hold while police searched for the persons involved in the shooting.
Along with the entire Raptors organization, Toronto Mayor John Tory and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were also in attendance.
At press time, two people are currently in custody, and two firearms were recovered. View footage of fans running below.
We wondered what was causing the running… pic.twitter.com/D2DyG7yooS
— LeMule (@TimLeMule) June 17, 2019