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Red Rocks Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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A view of the famed Red Rock amphitheater in Colorado. (Getty)

Minutes after the end of a major rap concert at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, three people were shot just outside the venue.

Police say the shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. local time while the victims say in their white SUV in the parking lot.

Red Rocks has the capacity to hold almost 10,000 people and is located 10 miles outside Denver.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. 3 People Were Shot But There Were No Deaths

According to the Denver Post, after the shooting, the White SUV left the venue and drove to the intersection of 6th Avenue and Kalamath Street in downtown Denver. At around 11 p.m., the police were called and the three victims were transferred to the hospital. The Denver Police Department confirmed late Thursday night that the scene in Denver was connected with the shooting at Red Rocks.


2. The Suspect Is Still at Large

NBC News reports that as of 1:40 a.m. local time, the suspect was still at large. Despite search efforts, police believe the car would have had to come through the main gate.

Police are asking that if anyone has any information they call: 303-271-5612


3. The Venue Was Shut Down

After the shooting, police shut down the amphitheater, as well as the surrounding national park. Believing the shooter to still be inside the parking lot, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department tweeted that all concern goers’ cars would be inspected in order to leave the venue.

This led to a major backup that had left many people still on the scene for over two hours.


4. The Concert Featured Nas, Schoolboy Q, and Flying Lotus

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Nas preformed at Governors Ball 2013. (Getty)

The concert, advertised as a “Feed the Rocks” event, was orginized the the purpose of being mutually beneficial to both the venue and the surrounding community.

The concert featured such big named acts as Nas, Flying Lotus, and Schoolboy Q.


5. Schoolboy Q Was Reportedly Seen in Handcuffs

At around 11 p.m. local time, pictures emerged on Twitter of police detaining one man in handcuffs outside the venue. This man was identified by fans as one of the headlining acts Schoolboy Q, and later his identity was confirmed by music news website Pitchfork.

Although it is unclear why he was detained, Pitchfork says that he was not arrested.

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