WBOY has reported that a rapper was fatally stabbed during a LA Music Festival concert held at the Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park located at 3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037.
Just after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2021, an altercation is said to have broken out between a rapper and an unknown suspect. The fight took place behind the main stage of the Once Upon a Time in LA Fest. The suspect pulled out an edged weapon during the fight and stabbed the victim. The victim was transported to the hospital but died from his wounds.
The Once Upon a Time in LA Fest, whose lineup featured artists such as Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and Ice Cube, was canceled due to the stabbing. The music festival was organized by Live Nation. Live Nation was also responsible for managing the fatal Astroworld music festival in Houston that left multiple concert-goers injured and dead.
To learn more about the Astroworld music festival in Houston: https://legalherald.com/houston-tx-crowd-surge-at-astroworld-killed-8-at-festival/
Attorney Bobby Thompson has experience representing stabbing victims in the state of California. During a recent sit down with Bobby, he discussed the legal rights for families of fatally stabbed victims to sue a venue.
"Event venues and organizers have a legal obligation to keep both their guests and performers safe from preventable crimes and injuries. It is important to plan for any potentially dangerous situations and offer preventative security measures to reduce the risks of them occurring. This could include having sufficient trained security checking coats and using metal detectors at all entrances. The event could also ensure proper security between guests and performers. Failure to provide adequate safety could cause a venue or the event management company to be held liable for violent crimes, such as stabbings."
"Event stabbing victims and their families may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit. If negligence can be proven to be a factor, they may even be entitled to financial compensation. Injuries and deaths caused by stabbings at an event can cause physical, emotional, and financial burdens on the victim and their family. An experienced stabbing victim lawyer can help the victim or their families to seek the justice they deserve."