Lil Wayne's Atlanta rap show had barely started when it came to an abrupt end as panic of a possible shooting sent crowds scrambling from the venue on Sunday.
Wayne had just kicked off his performance at the 2018 A3C Festival when someone in the crowd reportedly yelled they had heard gunshots, police told WSB-TV Channel 2.
At least 12 people were injured in a stampede as the panicked crowd attempted to flee the scene but officials said there were mostly minor ankle injuries and lacerations incurred as people attempted to jump fences.
An editor from Hot New Hip Hop attending the event said Wayne was ushered off stage by his security as the crowd attempted to break through metal security barriers to escape.
A photographer at the show described how "everybody started ducking while Lil Wayne was onstage like someone in the crowd had a gun."
Police said there was no evidence that shots had been fired. In a statement, event organizers noted that the incident arose from an altercation.
"We are still collecting information to determine exactly what happened and will provide follow up information as soon as we know more details," A3C tweeted. "This was a very unfortunate way to end what had been an otherwise amazing week of music, friendships, and connections."
Wayne took to Twitter shortly after the show.
"Hope everyone at A3C is safe!," he said.
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