False Shooter Scares Crowd At Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival False Shooter Scares Crowd At Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival
Concertgoers were sent into a panic on Friday night during Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival after there were false reports of an active shooter. The... False Shooter Scares Crowd At Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival

Concertgoers were sent into a panic on Friday night during Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival after there were false reports of an active shooter. The festival, which ran from Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, featured performances from Cardi B, Migos, and Lil Uzi Vert.

“Shortly after 11pm on Friday night, there was a disturbance that led a large group of fans to believe there was an active shooter within the festival grounds,” Rolling Loud organizers said in a statement. “The commotion resulted in these fans running out of the venue, some of whom were injured and/or scared in the process. Security and public authorities immediately sprung into action, established it was a false alarm and there was not an active shooter in the festival.

“Safety is #1 at Rolling Loud. We have hundreds of police officers and security guards hired to protect our fans. While we are upset this situation occurred, we are proud of the swift reaction of law enforcement to verify the area was secure.”

While it was just a “false alarm,” fans posted online about the chaos and the feeling of pure panic after hearing what sounded like gun shots. Some even claimed they heard real gun shots and the rumors are true. Videos showed people running in all directions as people were reportedly trampled.

In addition to the shooter scare, rapper Kodak Black was arrested on both state and federal firearm charges, following his latest arrest in Niagra Falls where he was charged with possession of guns and marijuana. Lil Wayne also missed his set as he refused to be checked on the stadium grounds, claiming he “will not ever settle for being policed to do my job.”

It’s safe to say the festival didn’t go exactly as planned, leaving some fans hoping for refunds.

Shooting scares aren’t anything new — gun violence has plagued the country over the past couple years, and many events have ended in hysteria. Whether the gun violence is real – like at the Eagles of Death Metal Show in Paris and the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas – or just a false alarm like at the Global Citizen Festival in New York or Kevin Gates’ show in Texas, many concertgoers are already on-edge to begin with. Some artists have held concerts in support of gun control, including Fall Out Boy and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats.

Olivia Perreault Deputy Editor

Olivia Perreault is the Deputy Editor for TicketNews. She is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island and holds a BA in journalism. As an avid concert junkie, she's been to hundreds of concerts and freelances for multiple online publications, including her music blog, found at OliviaGPerreault.com. Reach Olivia via email at [email protected]