On Thursday, the Toronto Raptors did what many people thought they couldn’t do and that was take down the Golden State Warriors with a 4-2 series win to take home their first ever NBA Championship.
Back in Toronto, thousands of Raptors fans were already in the streets ready to celebrate, only to be joined with thousands more to cheer and cause a bit of chaos.
In the early morning hours of Friday, shots would be fired during the celebration and one person would be rushed to the hospital.
“A 19-year-old man was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after an early morning shooting that occurred as fans celebrated the Raptors first NBA championship near Yonge and Dundas streets.
The shooting took place at Yonge and Gould streets at around 4:15 a.m.
Police say that special event constables who were in the area to manage the crowds arrested seven people at the scene.
It is unclear what those people were doing in the area, however an officer who spoke with CTV News Toronto said that they were “certainly mixed with people coming up Yonge Street celebrating the Raptors.”
Thousands of fans had previously flooded the area to celebrate the Raptors win in the moments after they defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.”
Here’s that video where you can hear someone scream “someone’s down”: