At least 12 people were left injured after reports of gunfire sent concertgoers running for shelter during the Lil Wayne concert that took place during the A3C festival in Atlanta this Sunday. A statement from the police claims that there is no evidence to support shots have been fired during the concert.
‘It appears someone in the crowd at the event located in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Central Ave. yelled that they heard gunshots,’ the statement said.
The statement continued and explained ‘This caused people at the event to flee the location. At this time we haven’t been able to locate any evidence that supports claims that shots were fired.’
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The A3C festival also made sure to issue a statement shortly afterward that reads the following:
‘Sadly, there was an altercation tonight that ended Lil Wayne’s performance. We are still collecting information to determine exactly what happened in and will provide follow up information as soon as we know more details.’
The statement continued and said ‘Please be assured that the law enforcement officers present have confirmed that there were no weapons involved. This was a very unfortunate way to end an otherwise amazing week of music, friendships, and connections.’
There were also some reports that claimed the gunfires were in fact not gunfires but plastic bottles popping when people were stepping on them. Nothing like this was confirmed by the police.
Lil Wayne was also rushed off the stage and when he reached a safe place made sure to address his fans on Twitter, writing that he hopes everyone is safe.
We’ll be back with more details when available.