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

Police said three people sustained minor injuries after crowds at the Lovers & Friends Festival rushed the exit amid unfounded claims of gunfire.
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Posted at 2:20 PM, May 16, 2022

A music festival in Las Vegas resumed after a “security incident” 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.

“At this time, there is no evidence of a shooting and the initial report has been deemed unfounded,” 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, featured several R&B and rap artists, including Usher, Ludacris and Ne-Yo.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

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