False reports of a shooting at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami sent attendees sprinting for safety

Screenshot / TwitterA still from a video shot at the Rolling Loud festival.
  • Chaos erupted at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami Friday night after reports of an active shooter.
  • Attendees of the hip-hop festival posted videos to Twitter showing other concertgoers running for safety.
  • Just after 11 a.m., the organisers of the festival tweeted that there had been a false alarm and that anyone who fled the festival could re-enter.
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False reports of an active shooter at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami Friday night sent concertgoers fleeing for the exits.

The chaos erupted shortly before Cardi B’s 9:50 p.m. set on the main stage Friday night, according to attendees who tweeted about the incident. The Bronx-born rapper was the last act of the night before headliner Migos.

“Security in bullet proof vests yelled for me to run,” Twitter user @toriadams3 wrote.

Another Twitter user called it the “scariest moment” of his life.

“People were trampling each other, hopping fences, crying hysterically,” @tylergabriel_wrote.

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Videos posted on Twitter show attendees sprinting away from the stages and onto the streets outside the festival.

One user even posted pictures showing her injuries from being trampled in the stampede.



Just a little after 11 p.m., the organisers of the festival tweeted that the reports of the shooting had been a false alarm and that anyone who left the festival would be allowed to enter if they still had their wristbands on.

But a few people said they were too shaken to enjoy the rest of the night.

“Even if we wanted to re-enter tonight, a stampede from a possible shooting is a traumatic event for everyone involved and was handled terribly by @RollingLoud,” Twitter user @krichner5439 wrote.

The incident comes a year-and-a-half after a shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas left 59 dead, including the shooter. The shooting became the deadliest in US history.

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