3 injured when panicked audience flees 'Hamilton'

Patrons at a San Francisco theater

3 Injured After False Alarm Of Shooting At 'Hamilton' Show Leads To Chaos

Three people attending a performance of Hamilton in San Francisco were injured when they left the the theater in a panic, incorrectly assuming there was a shooting.

Hundreds of patrons rushed from the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco after hearing shouts of "gun".

"During a medical event at the SHN Orpheum Theatre this evening an audience member activated the theater's fire pull station", the theater said.

The woman who had a heart attack was revived and remained hospitalized Saturday in critical condition, he said.

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"We all ducked and ran out of the theater, one person was yelling 'gun, '" tweeted Shirin Rajaee, a reporter for CBS Sacramento who was in the audience.

The panic-driven exodus led to two people having "moderate injuries" and a third suffering a broken leg.

The incident happened at the SHN Orpheum Theatre when a woman suffered a medical emergency at about 10 p.m. San Francisco police said the woman collapsed at the same time as a scene on stage involving gunfire and audience members apparently though the woman might have been shot.

A San Francisco Fire Department security officer was on the scene working door security, CBS News explained, and responded when the unplanned evacuation began.

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The producers of Hamilton and Shorenstein Hays Nederlander, the theatrical entertainment company in the Bay Area, invited the audience members to return to see Hamilton in a future show.

"I was in the balcony with my 6 and 9 year old".

Once audience member, however, took issue with the assertion that an announcement took place, writing that there was "absolutely NO announcement", "mass chaos", and "absolutely no support and direction from SHN staff".

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