There have been reports of gunfire in downtown Toronto during the Raptors parade this afternoon. According to reports from the Toronto Police, two people have sustained serious injuried.
Millions of people were in the downtown core celebrating the Raptors' victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Final last week.
The shooting occurred at Nathan Phillips Square near Toronto City Hall. Videos posted to social media show hundreds of people running away from the scene.
Police are on scene attempting to calm the crowds.
The shooting was reported roughly a half hour ago.
SHOOTING: Nathan Phillip's Square -Reports of woman shot -People running from area -Police/EMS are on scene -Unknow… https://t.co/w4stUunNGa— Toronto Police Operations (@Toronto Police Operations) 1560801391.0
The footage below shows a panicked mass of people exiting out of the immediate area. People on the scene are sending out tweets in support and hoping that everyone stays safe.
Again, there has reportedly been a #shooting near the #Raptors parade. Details remain unclear. Stay tuned to… https://t.co/32ofnRWUAr— Gabriel Schray (@Gabriel Schray) 1560802494.0
It's still unclear who fired the shots, but apparently, police have two people in custody. The police also recovered firearms.
SHOOTING: Nathan Phillip's Square -Bay St and Albert St -Police have located 2 victims -Injuries serious but not l… https://t.co/nFS6pePxfJ— Toronto Police Operations (@Toronto Police Operations) 1560802884.0
Se terminó la paz y el orden en los festejos de los Raptors. Estampidas, sonidos de tiros y pánico en la plaza Nath… https://t.co/AZK0SrtqGW— Julian Mozo (@Julian Mozo) 1560802490.0
With over 2 million people reported at the festivities, police presence was high and two suspects were quickly apprehended.
No further details have since been released. If you're in the area, please check your social media for updates on this developing situation.
According to reporter Steve Lookner, as many as 7 people have been injured in the rush of the crowd.
Heard 7 injuries just reported on Toronto scanner from "trampling" & aftermath when people fled after shooting at Toronto Raptors parade— Steve Lookner (@Steve Lookner) 1560804863.0
We will update this article as more information becomes available.