Rapper Lil Durk’s concert at the United Center was abruptly halted Saturday night following a false report of an active shooter.
As panic ensued, attendees rushed for the exits, leading to a chaotic scene. The Chicago Police Department later confirmed that the report was a false alarm.
According to TMZ, the United Center stated they are collaborating with authorities to investigate the incidents from the WGCI Summer Jam show.
“We are working closely with authorities to investigate all incidents from last evening at the WGCI Summer Jam show. It became apparent for all involved that ending the show early was in everyone’s best interest as the safety of our guests and employees is a priority. We are thankful that initial incident reports were false and that guests exited the facility safely,” a rep said in a statement.
As some concertgoers left the venue, they seized the opportunity to grab merchandise, with Lil Durk later acknowledging these fans on social media. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
Despite the disruption, Lil Durk took to social media, urging fans not to “believe the hype” and expressing gratitude to Chicago.
He also humorously addressed those who took merchandise during the commotion, asking them to tag him so he could repost their actions.