Cousins! We are extending our deepest condolences to a total of three women that have passed away in the last week following a tragic fatal incident during a GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes’ show in Rochester, New York!
According to AP News, a stampede occurred during a concert over the weekend within the western New York area located venue named Rochester Main Street Armory. Police officials state that a stampede had occurred towards the end of the show as attendees began to rush the exit doors out of fear of hearing believed gunshots.
Reports read 33 year old Rhodesia Belton of Buffalo, New York and Brandy Miller 35 of Rochester were initially named as the two fatal victims amongst a list of several additional injured people. Aisha Stephens of Syracuse had been hospitalized since Sunday night. The 35 year old remained under care halfway through the week but tragically passed away due to her injuries on Wednesday evening.
It has been indicated that the city officially revoked the venue’s entertainment license and shut down the entire space as a criminal investigation is currently underway. The venue is also being inspected for fire and code violations as authorities review photographs and videos from the event.
The venue space is said to hold a capacity of 5,000 people. However circulating reports hint that the event was over capacity.
On Sunday as the concert ended, attendees rushed to the exit door of the Armory venue around 11PM. Responding police officers have declared that there was no evidence that of actual gunfire.
It has been stated that Glo’Rilla and Finesse2Tymes were not in the building at the time of the ordeal.
The next morning after the tragic stampede, Glo’Rilla took to Twitter with a series of tweets offering support and condolences to attendees and victims. “ 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 🙏🏽”
In conversation with TMZ Finesse2Tymes recited his hit song lyrics in saying that he believes he’s being targeted on social media for the series of fatal occurrences. “It’s cool when they do it, it’s a problem when I do it.” He went on to send his condolences.
Following the series of events the Armory’s owner has not yet released an official statement.
Though there’s been no official word it is expected that lawsuits may be on the way especially seeing how things usually unravel following instances like these during major concert events.
Cousins, please continue to keep the victims family’s in your prayers.