While some two million fans were downtown Toronto to celebrate the Raptors winning the NBA championship, four individuals were shot and injured near Nathan Philips Square just before 4 p.m. on Monday, police said.
A spokeswoman said that one of the individuals injured was a woman. Fans were told to stay calm and politicians on-scene including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Doug Ford and Mayor John Tory all stayed on place.
Celebrations continued after Raptors coach Nick Nurse spoke to the crowd to keep them calm. The party was supposed to end by 2 p.m.. but the wrap up was delayed due to how many people were packed into the streets.
Toronto Police said the incident occurred at Bay St. and Albert St. and police located two victims with serious but not life threatening injuries. Two people have been brought into custody and two firearms were recovered. Police are still investigating.
The police have asked fans to have patience as they head home after the Raptors celebrations and said they will have “a delayed response to lower priority radio calls” as officers assist with dispersing the crowd after hot Sunday afternoon.