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CanadaPolice release names of 3 accused in shootings at Raptors NBA Championship celebrations

01:16  19 june  2019
01:16  19 june  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors walks down the street with the NBA Championship trophy during the Toronto Raptors victory Some 1 million people turned out for the celebration , which was The names of the three people taken into custody also were not released pending their being formally

Four people wounded, three arrested, in shooting at Toronto Raptors celebration . The violence punctuated a day when national pride swelled in Toronto, as the fourth largest city in North America rang in its team’s first-ever NBA championship .

Police release names of 3 accused in shootings at Raptors NBA Championship celebrations © Pam Davies/CBC Shaquille Anthony Miller, 25, left, Abdikarim Kerow, 18, centre, and Thaino Toussaint, 20, right, have been charged with a string of firearms-related offences after shots rang out at the Raptors' NBA Finals Championship celebrations.

Toronto police have released the names of three men arrested after gunfire erupted as at least one million people gathered in the city's downtown core to celebrate the Toronto Raptors' 2019 NBA Championship.

The accused, Shaquille Anthony Miller, 25, Abdikarim Kerow, 18, and Thaino Toussaint, 20, have been charged with a string of firearms-related charges.

Four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the shots rang out.

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Three people were arrested in two separate incidents connected to the shooting , he said. Saunders insisted that the incident affected a small group of people during an The shooting brought negative attention to a historic celebration . The Raptors ' victory marked not only its first NBA title, but its first

Four people were shot and wounded and three people were arrested at the victory rally in Toronto celebrating the Raptors ' NBA championship , police say. The shooting took place as the Raptors were celebrating the team's first-ever basketball title, following last week's finals win over the Golden

However, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said Tuesday that the two guns seized in the aftermath do not match bullet casings found at the scene — meaning at least one other person and firearm may have been involved.

The shootings happened around 3:45 p.m. ET, at Bay and Albert streets near city hall and Nathan Phillips Square as a rally capping off a victory parade was coming to a close. Four people were also injured in two separate stabbing incidents near the Eaton Centre Monday, about an hour before shots rang out in Nathan Phillips Square.

Of the three people taken into custody after shots rang out, Saunders said two were arrested in connection with one shooting incident, while a third arrest was made in connection with another.

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8 men wanted after Toronto police cars damaged during Raptors NBA championship celebrations The incident was captured on video by multiple people, police said. Police released several photos of the eight suspects involved. Images from the scene showed two police cars, their windshields shattered and their hoods dirtied and dented, as police monitored a large crowd of people and tried to direct them away. People in the tunnel on York Street were seen making their way to Front Street. READ MORE: 1 of 7 men wanted for mischief after Raptors Game 6 win celebrations turns himself in They are urging those responsible to consult a lawyer and turn themselves into police.

Toronto police arrested two suspects and confiscated two firearms after a shooting at a parade celebrating the Toronto Raptors ' NBA The shooting happened at about 3 :45 p.m. at Bay Street and Queen Street West near Nathan Philipps Square in downtown Toronto where the rally was being

Droves of Raptors fans stampeded from the shooting in the City Hall square, which was packed with tens of Police barricade the street as first responders arrive after shots were fired at the Raptors ’ Trudeau, Toronto Mayor John Tory, NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and other players were among

Miller faces five weapons charges, including carrying a concealed weapon and unauthorized possession of a firearm, as well as one count of assault and two counts of failing to comply with probation.

His lawyer told CBC News Miller was arrested at the Eaton Centre.

Kerow faces 14 firearms charges as well as possession of OxyContin for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Kerow was arrested at Monday's parade, but had been wanted on a warrant from May for kidnapping and possession of a firearm.

Toussaint faces four weapons-related charges as well as two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

All three men were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.

Police release image of suspect after TTC bus damaged during Raptors celebrations.
Police said the incident occurred just before midnight in the area of Yonge and Dundas streets, shortly after the Raptors clinched the NBA title. Tens of thousands of fans took to the streets following the win, with some vandalism to vehicles and businesses reported. READ MORE: 8 men wanted after Toronto police cars damaged during Raptors NBA championship celebrations In this case, officials said a TTC bus was blocking the street in anticipation of the large crowds and a man allegedly jumped on the bus, damaging it. Police described him as 18 or 19 years old, with a slim build and short brown hair.

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