At the Rochester Main Street Armory performance venue in upstate New York on Sunday, there appears to have been a stampede, which left one person dead and two others critically injured, according to authorities.
In the 5,000-person arena, the event took place late on Sunday night during a performance by the rappers GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes.
“I’m just now hearing about what happened wtf praying everybody is ok,” Gloria Hallelujah Woods, known as the Grammy-nominated rapper GloRilla, posted on Twitter.
Crowd Surge while exiting some trampled, some suffocated unfortunately 😔 pic.twitter.com/YXjssvOyd4Ads— Wildish Shambino (@kickzmcgee) March 6, 2023
At midnight, the Rochester Police Department said that they were summoned to the Armory “for what was initially the report of shots fired inside the premises during a music event.”
Once inside, officers found several injured people, including a 33-year-old female who “has been pronounced deceased.”
Two people who were brought to a nearby hospital are “now classed as serious, life-threatening,” according to a statement from police to the media. Arriving policemen helped medical workers treat the patients.
Six more people were dropped off at nearby hospitals by private vehicles with “non-life-threatening injuries connected to this same occurrence,” the statement continued.
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