Two Shot at Toronto Raptors' Championship Parade

Tanya Simon
June 20, 2019

Less than a week later, and on the day of Toronto's victory parade, the Warriors showed tremendous class to the Raptors and the entire city of Toronto.

Police said two people were placed in custody in relation to the shooting, which occurred in the midst of more than 1.5 million people gathered to celebrate the Raptors' first National Basketball Association title. Three people were arrested in two separate incidents connected to the shooting, he said. "Two firearms were also recovered", ESPN reports.

Tory and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were with the Raptors players on stage at the rally when the shots occurred.

Police apprehend Toronto Raptors rally shooting suspect.

The Toronto Sun reported that several people were injured in the stampede of parade revelers fleeing the scene of the shooting.

The ceremony was paused for a while mentioning that there was an emergency situation but was resumed shortly afterwards. Crowd ran. There is a victim down being given medical attention, surrounded by a crowd, and police are clearing people from the area.

"I hope those responsible will be held to account to the full extent that the law permits", he said.

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Earlier, well over a million people attended a celebratory parade. Toronto can offer him a five-year deal worth around $190 million, one year and some $50 million more than any other team.

John Moreira called in sick to work so he could be part of Toronto's first celebration of this magnitude since the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993. "Thank you Toronto, thank you Canada for the support, we did it".

Leonard was seen on the parade bus the Larry O'Brien Trophy, with his girlfriend Kishele Shipley by his side.

"It's been fantastic, " Leonard said.

He stay? We'll have to wait and see, but if Kawhi's mood at today's parade was any indication, he seems to like it in Toronto.

Leonard's decision to stay with the Raptors may influence the decisions of Green and big man Marc Gasol, who could both leave town as free agents this summer.

"This is unbelievable", he said.

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