1 dead, 8 injured in stampede at GloRilla concert in New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A false fear of gunfire at a rap concert in Rochester, N.Y., pushed a crowd toward an exit, killing one and injuring eight, police said. .

Rochester Police Lieutenant Nicholas Adams said in a statement at a concert featuring rappers Glorilla and Finesse 2 Times at the Main Street Armory late Sunday, “There is no evidence to support that a shooting occurred. ‘ said. A 33-year-old woman died and two others died. Police said she was in critical condition.

Police officials were due to brief the media on Monday morning about the runaway.

The Democrat and Chronicle reported that six more people were taken to hospital in private vehicles, but were not believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

Officers responded to initial reports of gunshots being fired inside around 11 p.m., but later determined the injuries did not match gunshot wounds.

“The injuries are believed to be the result of a large group of people pushing for an exit following personal testimony of hearing what appeared to be gunshots.

Memphis native GloRilla, whose 2022 song “FNF (Let’s Go)” with Hitkidd was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the Grammy Awards, murmured “I was praying that everyone was okay,” she said.

Deadly crowd surges are a recurring disaster at concerts and other large events in the United States and around the world. 2021 concert by rapper Travis Scott Ten of them died.