Stampede at GloRilla, Finesse2Tymes concert leaves 1 dead


A woman died and two others were seriously injured after being trampled at a rap concert in New York on Sunday night — after revelers thought they heard gunshots, officials said.

Tennessee rappers GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes were performing at Rochester’s Main Street Armory when concertgoers thought they heard gunshots, causing the crowd to panic and flee. reported the Democrat and Chronicle.

Officers arrived at the chaotic scene around 11 p.m. and determined that none of the injuries were consistent with gunfire.

“At this time, there is no evidence that a shooting occurred at the event,” Police Lieutenant Nicholas Adams said in a statement.

“The injuries appear to be the result of a large crowd pushing for the exits after accounts from individuals who heard what they believed were gunshots.”

A woman died and two others were seriously injured after being trampled at a concert at the Main Street Armory in Rochester on Sunday night.

The Main Street Armory in Rochester, where a woman died following a stampede at a rap concert.
Concertgoers at first thought they heard gunshots, but police said there was “no evidence” to support shots.

Three adults were rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital, where one of them, a 33-year-old woman, was pronounced dead, authorities said.

The other two victims were in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, Adams said.

Their names have not yet been released.

Six other concertgoers were taken to local hospitals with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.

Tennessee rapper GloRilla
Tennessee rapper GloRilla performed.
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Tennessee rapper GloRilla will perform at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in 2023.
GloRilla also performed at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 5.
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Monday morning, GloRilla said in a tweet that included crying and prayer emojis: “I’m just now hearing what happened praying everyone’s okay.”

WROC-TV reporter Alec Richardson tweeted that he is “a firefighter performing CPR presumably on a casualty at the scene.”

One participant told News10NBC: “All I know, it was a lot of running. Many people were injured. I see people on the ground, like badly injured.

“It was packed to death. So I knew I had to get out of there,” he added.

The incident follows the November 5, 2021 deadly stampede at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston, which killed 10 concertgoers and injured hundreds.

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