Third death reported following stampede at GloRilla, Finesse2Tymes concert
Written by ABC Audio ALL RIGHTS RESERVED on March 9, 2023
Another person has died following the stampede at a GloRilla concert Sunday. The Rochester Police Department issued a statement Thursday announcing the passing of a third individual.
Aisha Stephens, 35, of Syracuse, New York, died Wednesday night. According to the statement, she was the last remaining hospitalized victim. The investigation continues.
As reported, the stampede occurred at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York, where GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes had performed. As the show ended, concertgoers heading to the exit began to surge after reportedly hearing some gunshots.
Uniformed officers outside the venue made their way inside, discovered three women with significant injuries and attempted to provide lifesaving measures before transporting them to Strong Memorial Hospital.
Rhondesia Belton, 33, of Buffalo, was the first to pass away. Thirty-five-year-old Brandy Miller, who was initially listed in critical condition, also succumbed to her injuries.
In addition to the three women, seven people were transported to local hospitals via private vehicles and were said to have non-life-threatening injuries. Preliminary reports suggest the injuries appear to be the result of being trampled.
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