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CanadaWoman shot near Raptors Championship parade in downtown Toronto

23:35  17 june  2019
23:35  17 june  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Raptors to hold championship parade Monday

Raptors to hold championship parade Monday After years of local jokes about "planning parade routes," the Toronto Raptors will give their city a championship procession on Monday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. near the Raptors' OVO Athletic Centre and proceed east on Lake Shore Boulevard into the downtown core - ultimately ending outside Toronto's iconic City Hall, according to CP24's Stephanie Smyth. Toronto claimed its first NBA championship Thursday night with a Game 6 Finals victory in Oakland over the Warriors. It's the city's first "big four" professional sports title since the 1993 Blue Jays. Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Woman shot near Raptors Championship parade in downtown Toronto© Ben Jonah/Global News Police on scene of reported shooting at Nathan Phillips Square.

A woman has been shot near Nathan Phillips Square where the Toronto Raptors, along with millions of people, are celebrating the team winning the NBA Title on Monday.

Toronto police said officers were called to the scene near Bay Street, near the southeast corner of the Square, just before 4 p.m.

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A spokesperson told Global News a woman was shot. Toronto paramedics are on scene treating the victim.

Fans are being told to stay calm and stay in place.

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The festivities were put on hold before several people, including Raptors coach Nick Nurse and broadcaster Matt Devlin spoke to the crowd, in an effort to keep them calm.

More to come.

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