Three people were injured Saturday during the Lovers & Friends Festival in Las Vegas. As Hollywood Reporter Reportedly, a large group of attendees fled the Las Vegas Festival Grounds after gunfire around 10 p.m.
“At this time, there is no evidence of a shooting and the initial report is deemed unfounded,” police said in a statement.
The victims were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Festival organizers displayed a notice on a screen at the venue saying there had been a security incident, which authorities were investigating and standing by, officials said. The accident brought the show to a halt; however, the music eventually resumes after that.
Festival organizers attributed the incident to fans rushing over the barricade, and said that Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris’ performances went as planned.
At 11:50 p.m., the Lovers & Friends Festival Twitter handle shared an announcement announcing the music was back up and running.
“Festival update: Performances have resumed,” the announcement read. “Metro Las Vegas Chief of Investigation reported a security incident and determined there was a false alarm. The festival has been cleared to continue. We want to thank the local authorities for their quick response.”
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The Lovers & Friends Festival is a two-day event that pays homage to R&B and hip-hop. Every day features the same lineup, which includes Lauryn Hill, TLC, Monica, Nelly, Timbaland with Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Juvenile, Ciara, Lil Kim and more.
Brandy was supposed to be on the bill but had to pull it out at the last minute due to illness. It is expected that Sunday will go as planned.
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