Stampede at GloRilla, Finesse2Tymes concert leaves 1 dead
A woman died and two others were seriously injured after being crushed at a rap concert in New York Sunday night — after revelers thought they heard gunshots, authorities said.
Tennessee rappers Glorilla and Phineas 2Times were performing at the Main Street Armory in Rochester when concertgoers believed they fired shots — causing the crowd to panic and flee. The Democrat and Chronicle reported.
Responding officers arrived at the scene of the disturbance around 11 p.m. and determined that no one was injured in the shooting.
“At this time, there is no evidence to support that a shooting occurred within the incident,” police Lt. Nicholas Adams said in a statement.
“The injuries appeared to be the result of a large crowd pushing for the exits after people’s accounts said they were gunfire.”
Three adults were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where one of them, a 33-year-old woman, was pronounced dead, officials said.
The other two victims were listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, Adams said.
Their names have not been released yet.
Six other concertgoers were taken to local hospitals with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
Monday morning Gloriala said in a tweet Including crying and praying emojis: “I’m just hearing what happened wtf praying everyone is ok.”
WROC-TV reporter Alec Richardson tweeted That he is “a firefighter performing CPR, possibly on a victim at the scene.”
An attendee News 10 told NBC: “All I know, it was a lot of running. Many people were injured. I see people on the ground badly injured.
“It was full of death. So I knew I had to get up there,” he added.
The incident followed a stampede at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston on November 5, 2021, where 10 musicians died and hundreds were injured.