Second Victim Confirmed to Be Dead After Stampede at GloRilla’s Concert

The ‘Tomorrow 2’ performer previously tweeted, ‘praying everybody is ok,’ after learning that her concert in Rochester, New York on Sunday left one person dead and nine others injured.

AceShowbiz -Another person died following a crowd stampede at GloRilla‘s recent concert. Authorities have confirmed that the death toll rose to two on Monday, March 6 following a crowd surge that may have been triggered by unfounded fears of gunfire at the raptress’ show over the weekend in New York.

During a news briefing on Monday, Police Chief David M. Smith said that GloRilla and Finesse2tymes had finished performing 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, as quoted by AP.

Concertgoer Ikea Hayes, who returned to the venue on Monday to retrieve belongings she left behind, told Rochester television station WHEC, “I was watching my life flash before my eyes, and I still didn’t even know what was going on.” She recalled being “on the ground, just scared, praying, like, you got to get up, you got to move. If you stay here, they’re going to keep running you over. So, you got to get up. You got to move.”

Police found three badly injured women in the auditorium. One of them was Rhondesia Belton of Buffalo, who died at a hospital. Belton, 33, worked for Buffalo’s Traffic Violations Agency. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown tweeted Monday evening, “Her family, friends, and colleagues are devastated and left to mourn this tragic loss. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.”

The name of the second victim, a 35-year-old woman, has not been released by police. Another woman remains in critical condition in the hospital, while seven others were treated at area hospitals for injuries that were not life-threatening.

GloRilla has spoken up following earlier reports that her Sunday concert left one person dead and nine others injured. “I’m just now hearing about what happened wtf,” she tweeted on Monday morning, “praying everybody is ok.”

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