One person was killed and nine others were injured in the crowd crush Gloria show on weekends, The Associated Press reports. It happened on Sunday night (March 5) at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York, where Glorilla performed with Finesse2Tymes. The police have not yet released the name of the 33-year-old woman who was killed. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Glorilla, Finesse2Tymes, and the Rochester Police Department for comment and additional information.
Nicholas Adams, a lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department, said CNN that officers arrived around 11 pm in response to a call about shots being fired at the venue, but found a different situation awaiting them. “The injuries appeared to be a result of several people pushing toward the exits following accounts of individuals hearing what they believed to be gunshots,” Adams said.
“I just heard about what happened wtf,” Glorilla Tweet with some emoji in the early hours of monday morning, “pray everything is ok.”
Crowd crush incidents have become a more prominent concert safety concern since then the 2021 disaster at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, which resulted in the death of 10 people. Several hundred more were injured at Astroworld, resulting in several lawsuits and a congressional hearing INVESTIGATIONS.