Shots Fired At Toronto Raptors Championship Parade, Two Arrested

Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors that turned into a stampede. Police said there were two arrests. Toronto police spokeswoman Allison Sparkes confirmed the shootings and arrests. Two firearms were recovered. “We have no incidents currently underway. Crowds are dispersing,” Sparkes said. Asked if it was a targeted shooting or terrorism-related, Sparkes said the investigation was underway.

A million or more fans earlier packed downtown Toronto for the parade, raising safety concerns amid problems with overcrowding.

At least 2 people shot near Toronto Raptors rally, police say


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