LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed at least three people were injured during an “incident” at the “Lovers & Friends” concert at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard Saturday night.
Police told 8NewsNow.com that shortly after 10 p.m., gunfire was reportedly heard near the festival site, prompting a large group of concert-goers to rush from the venue.
In a statement, Metro police said: “there was no evidence of a shooting and the initial report was deemed unfounded.”
Three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. The show resumed shortly after.
Concert-goer Coleson Peppler said it was his first time in Las Vegas. He was celebrating his 21st birthday.
“Someone yelled gun, and everybody started rushing towards us and I got trampled to the floor and pushed aside from my friends and I hit my head on the floor,” said Coleson Peppler. “Even though there was no gun, the fear was real,” said Coleson Peppler.
Although he had tickets, he opted against going to the second night’s performance.
Another concert-goer showed her bruised knees and said the incident was terrifying.
“We saw TLC and we sat down for a minute, Usher was going to come on and I saw lights coming up and my girlfriend was sitting behind me, and I looked back at her, and then the crowd completely pushed forward. I got trampled and didn’t know what was going on,” Laney Oden said.
Traffic on South Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara was shut down for a period of time.
The two-day music festival features Usher, Lauryn Hill, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, TLC and other top ’90s R&B and Hip Hop artists.