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Lovers & Friends Concert Stopped Mid Show Due To False Report Of Gunfire, 3 People Injured As People Stampede To Escape

May 15, 2022

by Kay Johnson

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Ciara, Usher, Ludacris

Lovers & Friends Concert Stopped Mid Show Due To False Report Of Gunfire, 3 People Injured As People Stampede To Escape

Some dangerous confusion left a few people injured at the Las Vegas Lovers & Friends concert.

Reportedly, the LV Metropolitan Police Department stated that three people were taken to the hospital after the crowd stampeded. Police state that around 10pm, reports of gunfire near the area riled up the audience, causing attendees to frantically rush towards the exit. However, an LVMP investigation concluded that there was no evidence to support the report. Following police clearance to continue, the concert resumed to completion.

The two-day music festival kicked off yesterday, Saturday (May 14th), and featured big named early 2000 artists such as Usher, Ciara, Nelly, and Ms Lauryn Hill. Reports suggest that video footage from the frightening moment revealed the incident took place during Usher’s set.

Lil’ Kim x Lil Cease – Crush On You Live Lovers And Friends Fest pic.twitter.com/XKUfAH2Gmb

— IG- LILKIMVIDEOS_ (@lilkimvideos1) May 15, 2022

Social media users quickly took to the internet to post check-ins and share their experience. According to one user, the stampede began after people screamed “shooter”, and claims thousands of people abandoned the concert following the gun scare.

Half of the crowd at lovers and friends left immediately after thousands of people created a stampede and got trampled because everyone was screaming “shooter”. That shit was crazy. pic.twitter.com/MUcwAb1FcW

— xlxyna (@xlxyna) May 15, 2022

Another user claims it was a fight that instigated the stampede, though no physical altercations were reported by police.

Many others simply recounted the fear they had in the moment, some saying it’s been the most fearful they’ve been in their lives.

The incident comes after 10 people were killed at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert in Houston back in November of 2021. As well as the mass Las Vegas shooting that saw 58 people fatally shot at the Route 91 Harvest back in 2017. Thankfully, there were no fatalities nor life threatening injuries reported.

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