At Least 90 People Hospitalized During The Chance The Rapper Show

HipHop News Posted on July 22, 2017 at 3:57pm

At Least 90 People Hospitalized During The Chance The Rapper Show

Several people were arrested and at least 50 people were cited for underage drinking.

Hartford, CT – A Chance The Rapper show in Hartford, Connecticut, which was held on Friday (21 July) ended with at least 90 people hospitalized for "severe poisoning", according to the Hartford Courant. Hartford deputy chief Brian Foley said the officers also cited 50 concerts attendees for underage drinking in Hot 93.7's Hot Jam concert, which also featured performances by PnB Rock, Kyle, and ANoyd.

In two videos Deputy Foley posted on Twitter, it is clear that the crowd was in a mood of celebration, but, obviously, things got out of control. Foley added that people are tailgating, partying and the excessive consumption of alcohol was "extremely frequent."

The police made several arrests and ambulances were called to rush dozens of concertgoers to the hospital to receive emergency medical treatment.

1:2 HPD has made a high number of Underage Drinking References. They tell Me that there were an extraordinary number of EMS transports of severe ETOH. pic.twitter.com/22oqv5OCUk

— D/C Foley (@LtFoley) July 22, 2017

Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford treated at least 15 concert goers, mostly teenagers, including a 19-year-old male who reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of about 0.5, eight times the legal limit for driving.

John Brancato, co-director of the pediatric emergency department of the medical center told the Courant the unidentified man was admitted to the intensive care unit for close monitoring.

2:2 Additional steps that should be taken to address these issues at these concerts. pic.twitter.com/MP37uleHV7

— D/C Foley (@LtFoley) July 22, 2017

More than 21,000 people attended the sold-out concert. Lil Chano has not yet responded to the situation publicly.

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