HOLLYWOOD, LOS ÁNGELES (KABC) –
Authorities treated several people for minor injuries in Hollywood and Highland after a large crowd gathered for a rapper's promotional event.
Rapper Phora appeared in the Shoe Palace store. Reports from social networks indicate that people lined up for hours to see the SoCal native, who was born Marco Anthony Archer.
Phora has just released a new album and is about to launch a tour.
The AIR7HD video showed the paramedics providing medical treatment to several patients at the scene.
Some in the crowd told Eyewitness News that they saw people with panic attacks and fainted when Phora came out. They said there was not a stampede.
Paramedics said that 10 people were evaluated for minor injuries at the scene and eight of them, described as adolescents and young adults, were transferred to local hospitals for further evaluation.
Phora spoke briefly with Eyewitness News after the event.
"I'm so sorry," he said. "I personally took someone to the hospital, it's very hectic tonight, I appreciate the fans, I appreciate the love."
Others on social media reported excessive pushing and shoving among the crowd.
Phora could be seen outside the store later greeting the fans. He tweeted after the event that he thought there were no serious injuries.
"Na na na all good, I made sure, someone fainted, but now it's okay, it's called Alejandra and says hello," Phora wrote on Twitter.
Na na na all good, I made sure that someone passed out, but now it's okay, it's called Alejandra and says hello t https://t.co/QyWl9y7KiB
– Phora (@phoraone) October 9, 2018
@Foraona your intentions were good, I know that thanks for giving us the opportunity to meet you, but is there anything you can do for the people who have been online for 6-7 hours? Everything accelerated quickly and we were pushed against the wall. pic.twitter.com/w1A5z5PPWP
– influentialjess (@jessiecuh_san) October 9, 2018
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