DAILYKENN.com -- Four people were shot during a victory parade for this year's NBA champions, the Raptors. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participated in the celebration.
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Authorities have not announced any of the circumstances surrounding the incident, which occurred just as the Raptors players and coach Nick Nurse were wrapping up their speeches at the rally in Nathan Phillips Square. One official took the microphone and asked that onlookers remain calm.
'We have no incidents currently underway,' said Toronto police spokesperson Allison Sparkes. 'Crowds are dispersing.'
Asked if it was a targeted shooting or terrorism-related, Sparkes said the investigation was underway.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the Raptors players remained on stage while the ceremony was briefly interrupted.
While hundreds, or even thousands of fans fled in terror, most the of people packing the 12-acre Nathan Phillips Square did not seem to react to the gunshots.
The final speeches actually went on as planned following the incident.
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