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17 Jun 2019 | 08:47 PM UTC

Canada: Shooting wounds two at Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto) June 17 /update 3

Canada News Alert

Shooting at Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto) leaves two people wounded amid Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals victory rally June 17; two people in custody, with heightened security measures expected in the area over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/17/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Toronto

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Event

A shooting was reported at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on Monday, June 17, amid the Toronto Raptors' NBA Finals victory rally. The shooting reportedly took place around the intersection of Bay Street and Albert Street, leaving at least two people wounded. Police have taken two people into custody in connection with the shooting and two firearms have been recovered.

A heightened security presence and lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected around the site over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Toronto are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor developments, prepare for lingering disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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