The Toronto Raptors were spending Monday celebrating their first championship in franchise history when tragedy struck.
According to Toronto Police, they’re responding to reports of a woman shot at a fan rally for the Toronto Raptors as they celebrated the first NBA championship in franchise history.
People were seen running from Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto shortly before 4 p.m. as speeches were taking place.:
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
The Raptors ceremony has been interrupted for a serious incident. pic.twitter.com/JIzOuNzvsb
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 17, 2019
Reports of shots fired pic.twitter.com/2OOfSrqkFy
— Big Man On Campus (@Michael22856888) June 17, 2019
Shots fired at Nathan Phillips Square. View from city hall north side. pic.twitter.com/axjAig3zbd
— Francine Kopun (@KopunF) June 17, 2019
— Gelek Besthairtsang (@GelekB) June 17, 2019
— Antonella Artuso (@suntooz) 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
UPDATE: CP24 indicates police told them they are responding to the #shooting. Reports seem to indicate the #shooter is not active- but please be cautious#WeTheNorthDay 📽 of a crowd of people running at #Toronto #Raptors Championship parade 👇 pic.twitter.com/1yCuq4ctfl
— Gabriel Schray PxP (@schrayguy) June 17, 2019
Fans running after a shooting near the Raptors Championship Parade.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 17, 2019