July 19, 2019

Toronto Police Arrest 2 After Shooting Near Raptors’ Victory Parade

Toronto Police Arrest 2 After Shooting Near Raptors’ Victory Parade


Two people were shot and two people taken into custody on the edge of the Toronto Raptors’ victory parade in their hometown on Monday, as the team celebrated its N.B.A. championship with thousands of fans and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada.

The Toronto Police said that two victims had suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, and that officers had recovered two firearms.

The victory celebration, in front of Toronto’s City Hall, continued despite the shooting, and there was no obvious increase in security around the stage, where guests included the prime minister.

The shooting took place at Nathan Phillips Square, the Toronto Police said, and videos posted on social media and broadcast on television showed people running from the plaza. Many people in the crowd had been setting off fireworks throughout the day in the square. Their sound apparently masked the gunshots.



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