A concert featuring Memphis rappers Glorilla and Finesse2Tymes has ended in tragedy, with a stampede resulting in the deaths of three patrons. Reports suggest that during the concert, rumors spread that shots had been fired inside the Main Street Armory venue in Rochester, New York. A panicked stampede ensued, killing two women in their 30s at the time. The third victim, 35-year-old Aisha Stephens from Syracuse, had been hospitalized with critical injuries and has since passed away.
Following the tragedy, the City of Rochester has refused to renew the entertainment license for the Main Street Armory. The venue will remain closed as criminal and regulatory investigations are conducted into the events leading up to the stampede. The Rochester police are investigating possible causes, including the size of the crowd, shots fired, and the use of pepper spray.
Glorilla and Finesse2Tymes have both expressed their sadness and condolences on social media. Glorilla took to Twitter to express shock and concern, while Finesse2Tymes took a less empathetic approach, seeming to suggest that his success had made him a target. He later extended his condolences to the families of the victims.
Despite his show of sympathy, Finesse2Tymes also dismissed any suggestion of legal action, claiming that the stampede was caused by someone falling, rather than by any violent act. His statement has been met with skepticism from the Rochester police, who have yet to determine the exact cause of the stampede.
The tragedy has shocked the hip hop community, with many artists expressing their condolences and support for the victims and their families. The events have also sparked a debate about the safety of concert venues and the need for increased security measures to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.
The death of the third victim has further heightened tensions, with fans and community members calling for justice and accountability for the tragedy. As the investigations continue, the Rochester community mourns the loss of three individuals who lost their lives in what should have been a night of entertainment and enjoyment.