A fight between two men which turned into a melee brought a premature end to the Banks-Beer golden jubilee concert.
The event was shut off at approximately 3am at the behest of the Guyana Police Force after patrons were sent scurrying by the sound of the gunshots.
The fight broke out a little after 3am and persons in the immediate area scattered as bottles were thrown around. Several persons scaled the VIP barricade which was eventually broken down in their bid to escape the bottles. According to reports a number of persons were injured, some during the stampede to escape the bottles while others sustained cuts and lacerations from broken glass.
The injured patrons went to the Diamond Diagnostic Center where they were treated and sent home. According to sources no one was hospitalized and there were no serious injuries.
Promoters were advised by Police officials to call the show to an end just as patrons were awaiting the headliner, Busy Signal to come onstage.
In another report a police source told this newspaper that a man was shot to his hand in an attempted robbery. The source said that two men, one armed with a handgun pounced on the victim as he was walking to his car just outside of the stadium and attempted to relieve him of his belongings. But during the attempt, they saw some Police ranks approaching and let off a single shot hitting the man in his hand. They subsequently made good their escape. The gunshot victim sought treatment at a City Hospital and was discharged. Investigations are ongoing.
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