2 hurt as gunfire mars Toronto Raptors' NBA victory parade

Tyler Choi, Reuters

Posted at Jun 18 2019 04:58 AM | Updated as of Jun 18 2019 10:15 AM

Groups of people run, after reacting to what witnesses described as gunshots, at Nathan Phillips Square, the forecourt of city hall, during the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship celebration rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 17, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Twitter @TimLeMule via Reuters

TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among 2 million fans cheering the NBA champion Toronto Raptors at a victory parade through the city on Monday that was briefly interrupted by nearby gunfire that injured two people and caused many attendees to scatter for safety.

Two people were seriously wounded during a shooting, but neither suffered life-threatening injuries, Toronto police said on Twitter. Two people have been taken into custody and two firearms were recovered, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

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The shots were fired near Nathan Phillips Square, the parade's final destination, causing a chaotic scene toward the back of the huge crowd. 

However, the incident caused only a brief pause in the celebratory speeches, which were still going on.

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