One person was killed and at least nine injured after a stampede at rapper GloRilla’s concert Sunday night in Rochester, New York.
According to the authorities, the stampede originated after the rumor spread that they were shooting. It’s still unclear why fans said they heard gunshots.
“We have no evidence that any shots were fired or that anyone was shot or stabbed,” the officials said in a statement.
After the fans were leaving the Main Street Armory when the concert ended after 11:00 p.m., the incident originated.
Police officers outside the compound found three women “with serious injuries.”
One of them, who was 33 years old, did not survive and the other two are still in critical condition “fighting for their lives,” police said.
“As the night progressed, seven more people arrived at local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries from the event. Preliminary reports from people at the scene indicate that these injuries were caused by trampling,” the statement said. .
Police continue to investigate the origin of the incident, as well as who may have been responsible.
GloRilla, a Grammy nominee in the best rap performance category for her song FNF, wrote in a tweet early Monday morning that she was just finding out what happened. “Praying that everyone is well,” said the artist.
Gloria Hallelujah Woods -first name of the artist- began her career in 2016, participated in the Grammy Awards 50th Anniversary Hip-Hop Tribute and her song tomorrow 2along with Cardi B, entered the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.