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Detectives investigating assaults with rocks during Phish concert at Gorge Amphitheater

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Two people were hospitalized after being hit in the head with rocks at a Phish concert at the Gorge Amphitheater.

The cases are being investigated by detectives as assaults.

A 46-year-old man from Washington and a 38-year-old man from Colorado were taken to the medical tent at Saturday’s concert with head injuries. One remained hospitalized Friday, while the other was treated and released.

The two victims do not know each other and they were far apart during the concert. One was near the stage and the other was up on the hill above. However, both were hit with the rocks at around the same time.

Neither victim was able to identify a possible suspect.

Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed either incident first-hand to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or crimetips@grantcountywa.gov.

Deputies said “there was a great deal of chatter and speculation on social media platforms” regarding the assaults, but no further details were released.

Live Nation released a statement saying the company is assisting the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to “identify and apprehend the perpetrators of this crime.”

“Live Nation's top priority is the security and safety of our fans. We have no tolerance for any violence at our venues and events and strongly condemn the terrible assault that took place at the Phish concert on Saturday, July 21,” according to a company statement.

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