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#26366 - 06/08/03 06:19 PM Concert goer electrocuted
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a college student who was electrocuted while walking barefoot on a wet stairway during a concert by Snoop Dogg and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Ashley Faris, 26, was pronounced dead at a hospital Friday, police said. A passer-by who tried to help him was treated at the hospital for electric shock, but was released Saturday.

Police said Faris, a UNC Charlotte student, was walking Friday night on a lighted, concrete stairway with metal edges at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre when he was electrocuted.

Verizon officials have declined to answer questions about the incident, providing only written statements.

"We are working with local authorities and investigators to determine how the incident took place," a statement released Saturday said. "The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre extends heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of the individuals involved in this unfortunate incident."
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