Canada: Police lockdown Toronto after shooting at Raptors victory parade

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An increased police presence was filmed on Toronto’s cordoned off empty streets in the city centre on Monday, in the aftermath of the shooting which interrupted the Toronto Raptors’ victory parade, causing injuries to two people and many more to flee for safety.

Toronto police said that two suspects were arrested and investigations were ongoing. No motive has been established so far. The injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The shots were fired near Nathan Phillips Square, the parade’s final destination, causing a stampede amongst the panicked crowd. Victory speeches were only briefly interrupted.

An estimated two million people, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were on the streets of Toronto to celebrate the Raptors NBA Finals win.

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