Five People Injured In Stampede During 21 Savage Set At Roots Picnic
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Five People Injured In Stampede During 21 Savage Set At Roots Picnic

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PHILADELPHIA (CelebrityAccess) – Five people were injured in a stampede at Philadelphia’s Roots Picnic Saturday (June 1) after a false gun scare caused concertgoers to flee Fairmount Park during 21 Savage’s set.

The chaos reportedly started after a fistfight broke out near the stage and sparked concern that there was an active shooter in the crowd. As word quickly spread, hundreds of people fled Philly’s Fairmount Park in a panic.

Reports have indicated that four of the five people injured were underage, with one suffering a broken leg.

Police arrived on the scene soon afterward, however, were unable to locate a shooter or recover a weapon and Roots Picnic reopened within an hour.

Neither festival organizers or the Roots have commented on the incident, although Questlove retweeted someone who wrote: “They were NOT shooting at Roots Picnic.”

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