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Stampede at GloRilla concert claims third victim as officials lock down venue

The fatal buildup of the crowd during a recent GloRilla concert in Rochester, New York, has claimed another victim.

The Rochester Police Department announced Thursday morning that “the remaining hospitalized victim” died Wednesday night. Authorities said the concertgoer, who was listed in critical condition Tuesday, was Aisha Stephens, 35, of Syracuse, New York.

When the GloRilla show at the Main Street Armory ended shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, attendees ran for the exits out of misguided fears of a shooting. On Monday, the police department said 33-year-old Rhondesia Belton was killed and nine other attendees were injured.

On Tuesday, Lt. Greg Bello announced that 35-year-old Rochester resident Brandy Miller was also killed in the stampede.

Following the fatal surge in the crowd, the Rochester Police Department announced Wednesday that it has banned the Main Street Armory. of holding public events.

Armory owner Scott Donaldson was supposed to meet Wednesday with members of the city’s Corporation Attorney’s Office and RPD’s Licensing Unit.

“You would have been presented with the option to voluntarily stop hosting entertainment events at the venue pending the outcome of these investigations, or to deny the pending renewal of Armory’s entertainment license,” police said in a statement Wednesday.

Donaldson “declined to attend this meeting,” the statement added. As a result, Chief David M. Smith “signed an order denying the renewal application,” effective Wednesday. The refusal prohibits the Armory from hosting “any public entertainment, including concerts, amplified music, and sporting events or games, including volleyball or cheerleading.”

In a public notice of the denial, which was posted at the location, Smith alleges that Donaldson “failed to maintain good order” at the Armory, as described in the city code.

“Their contracted event security guards were unable to control the crowd as they ran, which in turn led to a human stampede,” the notice read.

After the concert, which also featured rapper Finesse2Tymes, GloRilla addressed the news of the fatal crowd surge. on social networks.

“Just finding out what happened wtf,” he tweeted on Sunday. “Praying everyone is okay.”

The “Tomorrow 2” artist said in a cheep on Monday that she was “devastated and heartbroken by the tragic deaths that occurred after the show on Sunday.

“My fans mean the world to me, praying for their families and a speedy recovery for all those affected,” he added.