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Lil Durk Show Ends in Chaos After Gunshots Reported

Written by on April 18, 2021


A Lil Durk concert in Phoenix, Ariz. ended in chaos last night after concertgoers reported hearing gunfire and scrambled for safety.

The April 17 show, dubbed Smurkchella, took place at the Celebrity Theater and also featured 1017’s Pooh Shiesty along with Coi Leray. Phoenix Police Department spokesperson, Ann Justus, tells XXL: “At about 10:00 p.m., it was reported to police that as a crowd was exiting a venue near 400 North 32nd Street, shots were fired. Officers did not locate any victims from gunshot wounds. A few people suffered non-life-threatening injuries from attempting to flee the area. This is an ongoing investigation.”

There have been conflicting reports as to if shots were actually fired or if a loud sound caused mass hysteria leading to concertgoers making a dash for the exits. One video posted to social media, reported to have been recorded in the aftermath of the concert, shows a woman bleeding from her hand. Chairs are toppled over and people look panicked. “What is going on? Like, we can never do shit,” she exclaims after revealing she was cut in the melee. “We can never do shit. We can never have fun.”

There have been other reports that a mic dropping loudly is what may have sent the fans into a frenzy, believing it to be a gunshot.

Durk, on the other hand, downplayed any negative events that may have occurred at the show. Early Sunday morning (April 18), he posted footage of the packed- out concert on his Instagram Story along with the message, “10k people sold out and no drama stop tryna stop us.”

XXL has reached out to Lil Durk’s team for comment.

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