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

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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.

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