Lil Durk stops the show; In the midst of false reports about a shooter, people get a little confused

Lil Durk’s performance at the United Center in Chicago was canceled Saturday after Chicago police received a false report of an active gunman.

Durk was playing at the WGCI Summer Jam concert in his hometown over the weekend when he briefly left the stage as Chicago Sun Times reported. Police told the outlet that its security guards spotted two people with guns somewhere in the venue. Not long after, attendees began flocking to the exits social media videos.

Chicago Police Department said in a statement to the Times that officers had been dispatched but concluded it was an “unhonest incident”.

Officials did not provide any further information.

A visitor told the Sun-Times that the rush out of the concert hall was a “rush”. The outlet reported that a 20-year-old woman was stabbed in the forehead amid the chaos and a 35-year-old woman and her nephews, 10 and 11, were injured.

Social media videos also surfaced capture Concert-goers grabbed merchandise as they exited the venue.

After the show, Durk posted a message to his fans in a now-expired Instagram story.

“Don’t think the hype is bigger than big thanks Chicago.” Whoever stole all the merchandise tag me so I can report you guys crazy,” wrote the “All My Life” rapper.

Durk officials did not immediately respond to the Times request for comment.

“We are working closely with authorities to investigate all incidents from last night’s WGCI Summer Jam Show,” the United Center said in a statement opinion. “It was clear to everyone involved that an early end to the show was in everyone’s best interests as the safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. We are grateful that the initial incident reports were incorrect and that guests were able to exit the property safely.”

Earlier this year, Durk canceled 24 of his tour dates due to ongoing health issues.

“As I am still awaiting full clearance from my doctors to travel and perform again, I have no choice but to cancel my headlining appearance on Rolling Loud,” he wrote in one opinion shared by DJ Akademiks. “While resting at home, I look forward to my two homecoming shows on the 11th and 12th in Chicago. For the rest of the country I will announce new dates soon. #StillHealing.”

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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