The Washington Post

2 dead, 8 hurt in stampede at concert


Unfounded fears of gunfire at a rap concert in Rochester, N.Y., sent a crowd rushing toward the exits in a stampede that killed two women and left another fighting for her life, authoritie­s said.

Memphis rappers Glorilla and Finesse2ty­mes had finished performing Sunday night at Rochester’s Main Street Armory when people exiting just after 11 p.m. began to surge dangerousl­y, Police Chief David M. Smith said at a news briefing Monday.

Police found three badly injured women in the auditorium. One, identified as Rhondesia Belton, 33, of Buffalo, died at a hospital. Police announced the death of a 35year-old woman late Monday. Her name was not released. Another woman remained in critical condition, police said. Seven additional people were treated at area hospitals for injuries that were not lifethreat­ening.

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