False shooting report shuts down Lil Durk’s United Center show

Lil Durk’s concert at United Center was shut down Saturday evening after inaccurate reports of shots fired near the area.

A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department said officers responded to a call of shots fired. It was later determined that the reports were “non bona fide,” though the department has released no additional details.

Videos on social media showed concertgoers hurrying down stairs and toward the exits as armed police officers scanned the arena.

“We are working closely with authorities to investigate all incidents from last evening at the WGCI Summer Jam show,” read a statement from the United Center. “It became apparent for all involved that ending the show early was in everyone’s best interest as the safety of our guests and employees is a priority. We are thankful that initial incident reports were false and that guests exited the facility safely.”

Lil Durk was born Durk Derrick Banks in Chicago. The Saturday concert, his second one this weekend at United Center, concluded the lineup of the WGCI Summer Jam show.