3 People Injured After Crowd Disturbance at Wiz Khalifa Concert in Indiana

A Wiz Khalifa concert in suburban Indianapolis was halted Friday after three people were injured when people began fleeing the venue following a disturbance.

Wiz Khalifa performs during 'Vinyl Verse Summer' Tour
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Wiz Khalifa performs during 'Vinyl Verse Summer' Tour

A Wiz Khalifa concert in suburban Indianapolis was cut short on Friday after people began fleeing the venue following a crowd disturbance.

CNN reports three people suffered minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals, after there was a reported disturbance on the amphitheater’s lawn at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. According to the Indy Star, the incident occurred about 45 minutes into Khalifa’s set, around 10:30 p.m. local time. 

“Security staff responded quickly, and all the subjects nearby began exiting the area on foot,” the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook. “The emergency action plan was initiated and followed, and all gates including non-public exits were opened. Subsequently, the venue patrons self-evacuated.”

Some fans in attendance at the outdoor venue, which has a capacity of nearly 25,000 people, speculated about gun shots being fired, though no police were unable to confirm. 

Live Nation, which owns and operates Ruoff, released a statement Saturday thanking “staff and local authorities for acting quickly to support everyone in attendance.”

The concert marked Khalifa’s latest stop on his Vinyl Verse Summer Tour, which features fellow rappers Logic, Fedd the God and 24kGoldn. Wiz will make stops in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, before wrapping the tour on Sept. 2 in St. Louis.

 

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