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Chaos Erupts at Toronto Raptors Parade After Shooting

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By Gary Trock

What began as a fun day in Toronto turned into a scary situation as thousands of fans were sent scrambling after shots rang out during the Raptors victory parade.

Toronto PD confirms 2 suspects are currently in custody after a shooting took place at Nathan Phillip's Square in Toronto during the Raptors championship parade.

According to law enforcement, 2 firearms were also recovered and 2 victims have been identified, and cops say the injuries are "serious" but not life-threatening.

Terrifying footage from the scene shows people scrambling while trying to carry their loved ones away from the chaotic scene.

Some thought the shooting may have been connected to another shooting at the nearby Eaton Centre Mall, but those two events have not yet officially been connected.

The shooting is currently under investigation by Toronto PD.

According to witnesses, many fans suffered injuries as a stampede occurred from fans running from the area.

Law enforcement says medics were "transporting several patients," including a Toronto Police officer, who were injured by the fleeing crowd.

The parade continued along its route after the shooting, and still culminated with Drake taking the stage to perform his new tracks.

Before singing, Drake talked to the crowd about spreading love instead of violence.

He also promised to bring his OVO Festival back to Toronto, and promised to rock the city.

As we reported, Drake dropped "Omertà" and "Money in the Grave" featuring Rick Ross dropped Saturday morning, and the OVO rapper labeled them "The Best in the World Pack."

It's unclear how the shooting will effect any of Toronto championship festivities going forward

UPDATE:

4:30 PM PT -- Toronto PD now says 4 victims were located and 3 suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Other victims suffered injuries while trying to escape the crowd, and officials say all victims are expected to survive.

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