UPDATE: Raptors Celebration Briefly Turns to Panic


Police in Toronto say four people were injured when a celebration of the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship briefly turned violent.

Fans were gathered in Nathan Phillips Square outside Toronto's City Hall for the Toronto Raptors championship celebration when shots were fired around 3:45 p.m. Monday. 

According to police, four people were shot and suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Three suspects have been arrested and weapons have been recovered.

Authorities are asking for witnesses or people with videos to come forward.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remained on the stage as the ceremony was briefly suspended but the celebration quickly resumed as Raptors players like MVP Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry took to the stage.

During the ceremony Leonard, joined Mayor John Tory to receive the key to the city and Prime Minister Trudeau says Canadians have shown what this country is made of — "people who believe."

The celebration rally at Nathan Phillips Square was scheduled for 12:30 p.m., but the massive crowds slowed down the procession and it didn't start until nearly three hours later.

An estimated 1.5 million people attended the celebration. 

— with files from The Canadian Press