Toronto: Four people have been injured after gunfire broke out during the celebratory parade following the victory of the city’s basketball team Toronto Raptors in NBA Championship 2019, held on Monday afternoon. Reportedly, the incident took place at Bay and Albert Streets near Nathan Phillips Square where celebrations were on the peak after Toronto Raptors defeated Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals.
Canada: 4 injured in shooting incident during celebratory parade at Toronto
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While addressing the media, the Toronto Police Chief said that the police have arrested three people in two separate incidents interlinked to the shooting. Adding on, he said that the whole incident affected just a small group of people out of the gathering of a million people. Also, he said the majority of people were totally aware of the incident. Likewise, the stampede was broken out after the shots were fired.
When the incident took place, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was attending the ceremony to honor the basketball team at the Nathan Phillips Square. Also, Toronto Mayor John Tory said, that it is indeed disappointing that anyone would carry a gun and burst it on the occasion of a joyous celebration.