A crowd stampede at a GloRilla concert in Rochester, New York on Sunday left two people dead and eight others injured.
The incident occurred at around 11:00 p.m. local time at the Main Street Armory. Police told The Associated Press that concertgoers began to panic after believing they had heard gun shots. However, investigating officers “found no evidence to support a shooting having occurred.”
Rhondesia Belton, 33, of Buffalo, was pronounced dead on Sunday night shortly after arriving at an area hospital. A second woman, Brandy Miller, 35, of Rochester, passed away on Monday night. As of Tuesday, a third person remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Seven others sought medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
GloRilla addressed the incident in a tweet posted shortly after midnight on Monday. “I’m just now hearing about what happened wtf… praying everybody is ok.” In a follow-up tweet posted later on Monday, she wrote, “I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show. My fans mean the world to me.”
Editor’s Note: This article was updated with additional details about the victims.
I’m just now hearing about what happened wtf 😢😢😢praying everybody is ok 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— GloRilla 🦍 (@GloTheofficial) March 6, 2023
I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show. My fans mean the world to me 😢praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected 🙏🏽
— GloRilla 🦍 (@GloTheofficial) March 7, 2023
Major emergency response at the Main St. Armory after a concert. Had witnesses telling me at least three women were trampled as concertgoers left the venue. I also saw a firefighter performing cpr presumably on a victim on scene. More info on News 8 at Sunrise. #roc @News_8 pic.twitter.com/462O90ByOv
— Alec Richardson (@alecr66) March 6, 2023