Two people were injured in a shooting during the Raptors’ championship parade Monday, Toronto Police said.
The shooting occurred in Nathan Phillip’s Square near Bay St. and Albert St., according to police. Two people suffered “serious but not life threatening” injuries and two people were taken into custody.
Police continue to investigate the incident and have recovered two firearms at the scene.
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
Raptors play-by-play broadcaster Matt Devlin told the crowd there was an “emergency that is being dealt with” during the ceremony.
The Raptors ceremony has been interrupted for a serious incident. pic.twitter.com/JIzOuNzvsb
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 17, 2019
Toronto is just four days removed from defeating the Warriors in six games in the 2019 NBA Finals to win its first title in franchise history. About 1.5 million people attended the championship parade, according to ESPN.