May 17, 2016


Man Dies After Assault, Others Injured in Explosion at Sacramento Hip-Hop Festival

Kehlani (@khelani on Instagram)
Kehlani (@khelani on Instagram)

KSFM’s 102.5 Live hip-hop festival at Sacramento’s Discovery Park, where Ty Dolla $ignE-40Kehlani, the Internet and Desiigner performed, took an awful turn on Sunday (May 15). KCRA reported that a man was assaulted and killed during the event. 

The 31-year-old man was at a food stand where, according to witnesses, he got "sucker punched" and was taken to the hospital after being unresponsive. Earlier in the day, several festival-goers were victims to a propane tank explosion in the food vendor section.

Three of the victims were hospitalized with injuries from the stampede that followed the explosion, while three others suffered burns that didn't require hospital care. According to KSFM, the 102.5 Live sold-out event had about 17,000 attendees. 

Listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast discuss the success of Desiigner's "Panda" at the one-minute mark below: