A Lil Wayne performance ended in complete pandemonium this weekend after a concertgoer reportedly yelled that gunshots had been fired. According to CNN, at least 12 people sustained minor injuries trying to flee Atlanta’s A3C Festival & Conference on Saturday night after the rapper’s set was cut short. Concertgoers leaving the scene incurred ankle injuries and cuts after trying to jump the Georgia Freight Depot’s fence.
“It appears that someone in the crowd at the event…yelled that they heard gunshots,” the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement. “This caused people at the event to attempt to flee the location…at this time we have been unable to locate any evidence to support claims that shots were fired.”
AC3 Festival organizers also released a statement.
“We are still collecting information to determine exactly what happened.” A rep said in a statement posted to social media on Sunday. They added. “Please be assured that the law enforcement officers present have confirmed that there were no weapons involved.”
Fans shared video of the ensuing chaos.
So grateful this ended up not being a shooting – that was one of the scariest things I’ve experienced. Left early because something felt off, as soon as I was out the venue, heard the music cut off, screaming and the whole festival started running @ChehadeTheKing #a3c pic.twitter.com/sQl9NO0iNL
— Jen DeLeon (@jen_deleon) October 8, 2018
It’s being reported that shots were allegedly fired following #LilWayne’s #A3c performance in Atlanta. ~#Lovelyti2002 pic.twitter.com/b59PBpiX69
— lovelyti (@lovelyti) October 8, 2018