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Two injured and hundreds flee as shots are fired during NBA championship rally

Two million fans had gathered to cheer the parade through the city before it was briefly disrupted by nearby gunfire (Picture: Twitter)

Two million fans had gathered to cheer the parade through the city before it was briefly disrupted by nearby gunfire (Picture: Twitter)

Shocking videos captured the moment hundreds ran for their lives as two people were shot near an NBA victory rally.

Police were called after shots were fired at the rally for the Toronto Raptors.

Two people were found seriously wounded.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau, Torontos mayor and the Raptors players remained on stage while the ceremony was interrupted as crowds fled.

Two million fans had gathered to cheer the parade through the city before it was briefly disrupted by nearby gunfire.

ppl have been running from the back of the stage for some reason. hope everyones safe. #RaptorsParade pic.twitter.com/HRoeTZ4val

— Gelek Besthairtsang (@GelekB) June 17, 2019

Fans fill the intersection of Queen St. West and University Avenue during the 2019 Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team's championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Andrew Lahodynskyj/The Canadian Press via AP)

Police were called after shots were fired at the rally for the Toronto Raptors (Picture: AP)

Fans cheer during the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship victory parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Andrew Lahodynskyj/The Canadian Press via AP)

Prime minister Justin Trudeau, Torontos mayor and the Raptors players remained on stage while the ceremony was interrupted as crowds fled (Picture: AP)

SIPA USA via PA Images Jun 17, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; The Toronto Raptors mascot acknowledges the crowd during the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Neither of the victims are believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries, Toronto police said on Twitter (Picture: SIPA)

SIPA USA via PA Images Jun 17, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Police work on crowd control during the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Two people have been taken into custody and two firearms were recovered, police said. The investigation is ongoing (Picture: SIPA)

First responders attend to an injured person after shots were fired during the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship victory celebration near Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP)

The incident caused only a brief pause in the celebratory speeches, which were still going on (Picture: AP)

Neither of the victims are believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries, Toronto police said on Twitter.

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Two people have been taken into custody and two firearms were recovered, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

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The shots were fired near Nathan Phillips Square, the parades final destination, causing a chaotic scene toward the back of the huge crowd.

However, the incident caused only a brief pause in the celebratory speeches, which were still going on.

Asked if it was a targeted shooting or terrorism-related, Toronto police spokeswoman Allison Sparkes said the investigation was under way.

First responders attend to an injured person after shots were fired during the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship victory celebration near Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP)

The shots were fired near Nathan Phillips Square, the parades final destination, causing a chaotic scene toward the back of the huge crowd (Picture: AP)

First responders attend to an injured person after shots were fired during the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship victory celebration near Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP)

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