Gunfire breaks out in Toronto Injuring 4 Individuals
Toronto: Four individuals were injured after gunfire broke out in Toronto on Monday afternoon. The incident took place in downtown when the city was gathered in a celebratory parade. The parade was organised post the victory of the city’s basketball team in the NBA Championship.
CNN reported that the shooting took place at Bay and Albert streets near Nathan Phillips where the city was gathered to celebrate the victory of Toronto Raptors over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Championship Finals.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said that three people have been arrested in two separate incidents connected to the shooting.
However, the Police Chief did not seem convinced with the statement that havoc was created after the fire broke out. He said, “The vast majority did not know this happened.” Sanders also said that the incident affected only a small group in a crowd of over a million individuals.
At the time of the gunfire, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was attending a ceremony which was taking place at Nathan Phillips in honour of the Toronto Raptors’ victory in NBA Championship Finals.
The ceremony was paused for a while mentioning that there was an emergency situation but was resumed shortly afterwards.
Toronto Mayor John Tory reacting to this incident said, “It is disappointing and I am sure a source of anger for more than just me that anyone would carry a gun and discharge it at what was otherwise a joyous celebration.”
“I hope those responsible will be held to account to the full extent that the law permits. I want to commend and thank the millions of other people who happily and peacefully celebrated our beloved Toronto Raptors,” he added.