Police: 3 hurt after crowds rush exit at Las Vegas festival

 
 
Posted5/15/2022 7:00 AM

LAS VEGAS -- A music festival in Las Vegas has resumed after a 'úsecurity incident'Ě temporarily halted performances on Saturday, authorities said.

Las Vegas police said in a statement that three people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after crowds at the Lovers & Friends Festival rushed from the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

 

Police said a large group of attendees fled the venue after gunfire was reportedly heard at about 10 p.m.

'úAt this time, there is no evidence of a shooting and the initial report has been deemed unfounded,'Ě police said in a statement.

Festival organizers displayed a message on screens in the venue that said there was a security incident, authorities were investigating and to remain in place, officials said.

The two-day festival, which began Saturday, features several R&B and rap artists, including Usher, Ludacris and Ne-Yo.

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