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Toronto Police: 4 shot at Raptors victory celebration, 2 in custody

Posted: 1:12 PM, Jun 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-17 19:37:21-04
Toronto Police: Reports of gunshots at Raptors victory celebration

Toronto Police said on Twitter that four people have been shot near the Toronto Raptors victory celebration on Monday, causing people to run from the area.

The police also confirmed that they have three people in custody, and have recovered two weapons from the scene.


The celebration drew a large crowd to Toronto's Nathan Phillip's Square to honor the Raptors for winning their first NBA title.

Toronto Police said that first responders are on the scene, but it is unknown exactly how many people were wounded.

Despite the chaos, the celebration continued on the stage, Jennifer Pagliaro of the Toronto Star reported. Fans gathered were told to remain calm as the celebration continued.

The announcement came just minutes after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the fans.

Video from a reporter on the scene shows many in the crowd running from the square.