Disturbance halts Wiz Khalifa concert in Indiana, 3 injured

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Rapper Wiz Khalifa canceled a concert in a suburb of Indianapolis when people began fleeing the outdoor venue, leaving three with minor injuries, police said.

People began leaving the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville around 10:30 p.m. Friday after a disturbance was reported on part of the amphitheater’s lawn, with some shouting about a possible shooting, The Indianapolis Star reported.

Police said in a news release early Saturday that no gun was found after a search of the area at the venue about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Indianapolis.

The disruption happened about 45 minutes into Wiz Khalifa’s show, which was part of the Vinyl Verse co-headlining tour with rapper Logic, according to The Indianapolis Star. The music stopped and Wiz Khalifa and his band immediately left the stage.

Three people reported minor injuries and were taken to hospitals for treatment after concert-goers “self-evacuated” the amphitheater, where all exits were opened in accordance with the venue’s emergency procedures, police said.

In a parking lot outside, some bystanders were on their phones while others cried and held each other, the newspaper reported.

Live Nation, the concert marketing company that owns and operates Ruoff, released a statement on Saturday “thanking the staff and local authorities for acting quickly to support everyone in attendance.”

Police did not immediately respond to a message asking for details about the nature of the disturbance.

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