Concert Crowd Surge Leaves One Dead, Several Seriously Injured

The deadly tragedy is said to be a result of 'a large crowd pushing toward the exits.'

A GloRilla concert in Rochester, New York on Sunday night was met with a tragic ending following a crowd surge.

Variety reports that one concertgoer was killed while nine others were injured as people exited the event.

Per the outlet, a 33-year-old woman was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Strong Memorial Hospital. The woman has not been publicly identified.

Of the nine injured, two women were reported to be in critical condition with the rest sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

The tragedy is said to be a result of “a large crowd pushing toward the exits,” Rochester police lieutenant Nicholas Adams said, adding that people reportedly panicked “following accounts of individuals hearing what they believed to be gunshots.”

CNN notes that officers did not find anyone injured by gunshots at the scene despite initially responding to shots fired inside the Main Street Armory event venue.

Mere hours after the situation unfolded, GloRilla broke her silence on Twitter, writing, “I’m just now hearing about what happened wtf. Praying everybody is ok,” alongside a series of tears emojis.

“We are going to hold people accountable for what happened last night, period,” Rochester mayor Malik Evans said of the deadly incident, adding, “I intend to get to the bottom of this.”

He went on to call the incident “totally unacceptable.”

Police chief David Smith is requesting anyone with video footage from the evening to come forward. Concertgoers are also being interviewed, while fire marshals look into whether the venue met capacity regulations.

The stampede at the GloRilla show follows another deadly tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astrowold Festival in November 2021, which left eight dead following a dangerous crowd surge.