2 shot at Raptors rally

UPDATE 3 p.m.

Crowds have dispersed from Nathan Phillips Square following a massive rally for the Toronto Raptors that was briefly interrupted by a shooting at the edge of the festivities.

The event continued even as pockets of fans rushed for safety.

Police say two people were shot and suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

They say two suspects were arrested and firearms were recovered.

City spokesman Brad Ross says more than a million people were gathered in and around the area of Nathan Phillips Square.

UPDATE 2 p.m.

The Raptors celebratory rally at Nathan Phillips Square was briefly suspended after police said there were reports of a woman being shot.

Cellphone videos posted on social media show people running from the area near the stage.

Police did not have any further details.

Eye witnesses say word of the shooting sent a section of the crowd into a stampede, with people screaming and hiding in nearby bushes.

They say children in strollers were bowled over as frantic parents tried to shield them.

Police have set up barricades on the south side of the square.


Police say shots have been fired at a massive victory rally for the Toronto Raptors.

They say there are reports of a woman being injured.

Festivities were briefly suspended.

Some in the crowd are seen running from the area.

More to come...

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