GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes Rochester Concert Stampede Claims Third Victim03/10/2023
Meanwhile, it’s reported that Rochester city has shut down Rochester Main Street as it refuses to renew the venue’s entertainment license following the fatal crowd surge.
AceShowbiz -The death toll from GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes‘s concert at Rochester Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York has raised. The fatal crowd surge that took place at the hip-hop stars’ recent show has claimed its third victim.
On Thursday, March 9, the Rochester Police Department announced that “the remaining hospitalized victim” died Wednesday evening. Officials revealed the concertgoer, who was in critical condition on Tuesday, was 35-year-old Aisha Stephens of Syracuse, N.Y.
Prior to this, two other women, Rhondesia Belton (33) of Buffalo and Brandy Miller (35) of Rochester, died as a result of the stampede that might have been triggered by unfounded fears of gunfire. Meanwhile, nine others suffered injuries.
In related news, it’s reported that the city shut down the venue as it refused to renew the venue’s entertainment license on Wednesday. In addition to an ongoing police investigation, Patrick Beath, the city’s deputy corporation counsel, said fire and code enforcement authorities are inspecting the building and reviewing photos and video from the concert to determine if there were any violations.
During a news briefing on Monday, Police Chief David M. Smith said that GloRilla and Finesse had finished performing on Sunday night at Rochester’s Main Street Armory when people exiting the venue just after 11 P.M. began to surge dangerously. “We do not have any evidence of gunshots being fired or of anyone being shot or stabbed at the scene,” Smith told the press per AP.
In the wake of the tragedy, Glo took to her Twitter account to address the matter. “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,” the “Tomorrow” femcee wrote.
As for Finesse, he clapped back at people who blamed him for the incident. “It’s cool when they do it. It’s a problem when I do it,” he told TMZ, quoting lyrics from his single “Back End”. He continued while laughing, “When it go on anywhere else, don’t nobody get blamed. When it go on at my show, I get blamed.”
“Sometimes when you winning and you done won so fast…Right now, I’m like a created player on the NBA game or something,” the “90 Days” artist added while chuckling. “I’m frowned upon. You know how when people get mad when you play with a created player. I’m the created player.”
He concluded by offering condolences to the victims of the tragedy. He said, “As far as the situation in New York, condolences to the family and the people who was injured.”
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