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‘A Tragedy of Epic Proportions’: Deadly Crowd Stampede Erupts at New York Concert

Apparently false fears of a shooting at a rap concert in Rochester, New York, sent a crowd surging toward the exits, killing one person and injuring nine others, police said.

The injuries at Sunday night’s concert featuring rappers GloRilla and Finesse2tymes were caused by people being trampled, Police Chief David M. Smith said at a news briefing Monday.

“We do not have any evidence of gunshots being fired or of anyone being shot or stabbed at the scene,” Smith said.

As the concert at Rochester’s Main Street Armory ended just after 11 p.m., people exiting the venue began to surge dangerously, Smith said.

Police made their way inside and found three women with critical injuries, he said.

A 33-year-old woman died died at a hospital, and the other women were in critical condition Monday, police said.

Seven additional people were taken to hospitals and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, Smith said.

“What began last night as a night of live music and fun for the performer GloRilla ended in tragedy with one person dead and two more fighting for their lives,” the chief said.

While there is no evidence of shots being fired, Smith said, police are investigating several possible causes of the fatal surge, including “possibly crowd size, shots fired, pepper spray and other contributing factors.”

Mayor Malik Evans called the fatal stampede “a tragedy of epic proportions” and promised a through investigation.

“We are going to hold people accountable for what happened last night, period,” Evans said.

GloRilla, a Memphis native whose 2022 song “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” with Hitkidd was nominated for a Grammy for best rap performance, tweeted that she was “praying everybody is ok.”

Fatal crowd surges have been a recurring disaster at concerts and other large events in the U.S. and around the world, including a 2021 concert by rapper Travis Scott in which 10 people died.

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  • Pedo'sStampede says:

    Moral of the Biden Story?? Stay Home!! With your nothing left that you own.
    Stampede coming to Calipornia next!!
    **The Black Gold Rush**

  • vickie says:

    i would guess …and im just guessing…..there are people….who want to disturb what is going on and they plan it…..they know there will be a stampede if they fire a gun …and it doesnt have to be a gun that makes a gun sound….and the use of pepper spray …whatever….then people will run like crazy….and so many can be killed….we need to have lessons on what to do when you hear or even see someone fire a gun……if your in a theater…..duck way down…..and someone from behind come up and get them….also …..USE CAMERAS IN ALL PLACES……so they will be caught…..if they know this they might not try anything….and make that camera ….totally out of view….so they know not where its at and use many cameras at large places….

    • Just Me says:

      We DON’T need more cameras and surveillance. That is exactly what the the left wants for you to demand, to be in a constant state of being watched. Just stay the hell away from crowded venues.

    • Grandpa says:

      You need to get real and quit living in “La La Land”.

  • Damyu Abe Lincoln says:

    What do you expect, they are all nothing but black savages. They need to be shipped back to the jungles of Africa.

  • John says:

    More good news about the Democrat communist fascist demons in the city of Babylon

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