1 dead, several injured after chaos erupts at music festival in Sacramento
A hip-hop musical festival at Discovery Park in Sacramento took a turbulent turn Sunday after a fire led to several injuries and a man was killed during a fight.
The sold-out, KSFM-FM radio event that featured popular rap and hip-hop artists, including E-40, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, Tyga and Ty Dolla Sign was going smoothly until about 2:30 p.m. when a deep-fryer ignited a propane tank and caused a fire in one of the food tents.
The blaze triggered a stampede among the crowd of people, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.
As the concertgoers ran away from the fire, several people were trampled and injured in the 302-acre park. Firefighters doused the flames, but had to quickly switch gears and treat the injured.
“Sacramento and surrounding you never disappoint you made this an insane show!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!” the radio station wrote on Facebook.
But about three hours later and as the event was coming to an end, a fight broke out.
About three hours later, firefighters were flagged down after a 31-year-old man was severely injured during a fight, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The alleged attacker fled before police arrived on the scene.
Witnesses told KCRA-TV that several people were fighting “nonstop.”
The man was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.
Homicide detectives are now investigating the death. The attacker remains at large.
Anyone with details about the fatal assault is urged to call the police department’s dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357.
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