Just earlier, a shooting took place at the Raptors NBA championship parade in Toronto. Police have now confirmed some details surrounding the event. Following the Toronto Raptors Parade shooting, two victims have been found to have serious but not life-threatening injuries.
EARLIER: According to a tweet posted by the Toronto police, the shooting took place at Bay Street and Alberta Street. They originally were on scene for the report of a woman being shot.
Police have confirmed and located two victims who have serious but not life-threatening injuries. Two people are in police custody and two firearms were recovered.
A witness at Eaton Centre told Narcity that the Toronto police are currently chasing the shooter through the square. "They told us to lock the door and get to the back of the store," said the witness. The scary and chaotic scene caused the Toronto mall to go into lockdown.
Following the shooting, thousands of people were seen running away from the event. Police are now investigating the situation at hand.
Bruce Arthur, a columnist with Toronto Star, has been live-tweeting about the shooting. In his first tweet posted at 3:38 PM Toronto time, he stated that gunshots were fired at the parade at the back southeast corner of the Toronto square.
“One witness said four shots. Crowd ran. There is a victim down being given medical attention, surrounded by a crowd, and police are clearing people from the area. Speeches are still going on,” reads the tweet.
People have since been posting videos on Twitter showing the chaotic downtown scene. In many videos, you can see literal crowds of people running in every direction trying to get away from the shooting. It is clear people are confused and scared and are trying to protect themselves.
Twitter users are now using this time to express their concern for the victims and the other parade goers. Many are hoping for a quick recovery of the victims.
Some are concerned and disappointed that something like this could happen.
Not only was there a shooting at the parade, but Toronto police have confirmed that a stabbing also took place. According to a tweet, the stabbing took place at Eaton Centre Plaza at the entrance of the store.
There were reports that three men were stabbed following a fight. None of the people were left with life-threatening injuries.