The death toll from a chaotic stampede after a concert in Rochester, New York, rose to three as the last hospitalized victim died of his injuries, police said Thursday.
aisha esteban died on wednesday night, three days after the crowd poured out of the Main Street Armory following a show headlined by rapper GloRilla. Stephens, who was from Syracuse, was 35 years old.
Authorities previously confirmed the deaths of Rhondesia Belton, 33, and Brandy Miller, 35, and said seven other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators are working to determine what caused the surge in crowds Sunday night.
“As people started to come out, the crowd started to emerge and run towards the exit. There are some reports that shots were heard, causing the crowd to panic, but that has not been confirmed,” Rochester Police Chief David M. Smith said at a news conference Monday.
“We don’t have any evidence of gunshots or that anyone was shot or stabbed at the scene.”
The Main Street Armory is no longer licensed to host entertainment events after Smith denied renewing the venue’s entertainment license, police said Wednesday.
GloRilla, 23, received the first Grammy nomination of her career at the February awards show for the song “FNF (Let’s Go).” Her song “Tomorrow” has a remix featuring Cardi B that reached number 9 on the US singles chart.
“I am devastated and heartbroken by the tragic deaths that occurred after the show on Sunday. My fans mean the world to me,” he said. the rapper tweeted on Monday. “Praying for their families and for a speedy recovery of all those affected.”
with cable news services