By | February 6, 2024

Tragedy Strikes at SoFi Stadium During Music Concert

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news of a young man’s untimely passing at a music concert at SoFi Stadium. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old, Mirai Ashley Shepard, hailing from Chula Vista, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner.

Details of the Incident

On a Friday night, as electronic music artist Illenium was performing, Shepard was seen entering the lake outside SoFi Stadium. Police officers, who were on duty at the concert, reported seeing Shepard swimming in the lake. After some time, he went underwater and didn’t resurface, sparking an immediate search and rescue effort.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department divers and county fire lifeguards, supported by helicopters and drones, were involved in the operation. Despite their best efforts, Shepard’s body was recovered from the lake around 11:00 pm. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

About SoFi Stadium

SoFi Stadium, located in Inglewood, California, is a prime venue for sports and entertainment. It boasts a huge man-made lake that adds to its aesthetic appeal but has unfortunately been the site of tragedy before. In July 2022, another man’s body was found in the lake after he reportedly jumped a fence to enter the property.

As the investigation continues, police urge anyone with information about Shepard’s drowning incident to come forward and assist. The Inglewood police can be reached at 888-412-7463.

This incident serves as a grim reminder of the potential dangers of water bodies, even in the most unexpected places. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Mirai Ashley Shepard during this difficult time.