Fans were leaving the concert of rapper GloRilla at the Main Street Armory as it ended just after 11 p.m. when they thought they heard gunfire inside the venue, causing the crowd to surge and rush toward the exit, the Rochester Police Department said in a news release.
“We do not have any evidence of gunshots being fired or anyone being shot or stabbed,” the statement said.
Officers outside of the venue made their way inside where they found three women “with significant injuries.”
One of them, a 33-year-old woman, did not survive her injuries, and the two others remain in critical condition “fighting for their lives,” police said.
“As the night went on, an additional seven people arrived at local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries from the event,” police said. “Preliminary reports from people at the scene indicate that these injuries were caused from being trampled.”
It was also not clear why fans thought they had heard gunfire.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and what caused it, as well as who may have been responsible.