Lil Wayne‘s set at the A3C Festival was cut short after someone falsely reported hearing gunshots, prompting the crowd to quickly leave the area.
The incident went down at the Georgia Freight Depot as part of the five-day event. Approximately 12 people were injured during the mass exodus.
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The Atlanta Police Department said of the incident, “It appears that 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. This caused people at the event to attempt to flee the location…at this time we have been unable to locate any evidence to support claims that shots were fired.”
The organizers of the event released a statement afterward, saying, “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 what had been an otherwise amazing week of music, friendships, and connections. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support and positive energy all week. We love y’all.”
Lil Wayne tweeted later in the evening, saying, “Hope everyone at A3C is safe!! 🙏🏽”