Shooting at Nathan Phillips Square during Raptors celebrations

Jun 17 2019, 7:54 pm

UPDATE: 2 people were shot during the Raptors’ celebration at Nathan Phillips Square

There has been a shooting in the midst of the Raptors NBA championship celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto.

Police report that a woman was shot, and people were running from the area.

Raptors’ announcer Matt Devlin interrupted Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, during his speech to inform the crowd of an “emergency close to here.”

Speeches have since resumed.

A video of the crowd rushing from the scene of the shots was captured:

The story is developing. More to come…