Panic & stampede after shots fired at Toronto Raptors victory parade

Two folks have been arrested after gunshots interrupted the huge victory parade for NBA champions Toronto Raptors in Canada’s largest metropolis. Police say two folks have suffered accidents, however they’re not life-threatening.

Shots rang out at Nathan Phillips Square, at the nook of Bay and Albert, on Monday afternoon as tens of 1000’s of individuals swarmed the streets of Toronto to rejoice the crew’s historic first basketball championship.

Video from the scene reveals crowds of followers wearing purple Raptors jerseys stampeding and fleeing in panic from the sound of gunshots.

Two victims have been positioned, with “serious but not life threatening” accidents, police mentioned. Two firearms had been confiscated from two suspects, who’ve been taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.

About 1.5 million followers had packed into the downtown Toronto space for the parade, and tens of 1000’s remained in Nathan Phillips Square exterior City Hall when the taking pictures happened, elevating considerations about overcrowding even earlier than the stampede triggered by the shots. Toronto police spokeswoman Allison Sparkes has confirmed the arrests, including that “we now have no incidents at present underway” and “crowds are dispersing.”