Canada: Two shot, two arrested at Raptors celebration rally

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The area was packed with an estimated 1.5 million jubilant Raptors fans [Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports]

At least two people were shot and wounded at a rally on Monday for the NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors. Police said there were two arrests in connection with the shooting, which was followed by a stampede in central Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. 

The city’s police said on Twitter that they recovered two firearms from the scene. 

Toronto Paramedic Services said, also on Twitter, that several people were injured, including a police officer, and were taken to hospital.

Toronto police spokeswoman Allison Sparkes confirmed the shootings and arrests.

She added that an investigation had been launched, but “no incidents” were currently under way. 

Video circulating on social media showed large crowds rushing away from the area.