(Updated 11/12/2021) – More chilling details have come to light, since the criminal investigation was launched into rapper Travis Scott’s Nov. 5 Astroworld festival at NRG park in Houston, Texas. An estimated 50,000 people were in attendance and hundreds of concertgoers reported injuries sustained while navigating the large masses. Since learning of the tragic scenes, which some attendees called “a living hell,” the Houston police have reported eight deaths, ranging from ages 14 to 27, and that three concertgoers remain in critical condition. The youngest of those include 9-year-old Ezra Blount who, according to his grandfather who spoke with ABC13 Houston, was atop his son’s shoulders when he passed out and Ezra fell to the ground where he was apparently trampled by the surging crowd. Twenty lawsuits have already been filed against Rappers Travis Scott and Drake, who is unrelated to the event but made a guest appearance, and the event organizer Live Nation.
Former Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the new spokesperson for Travis Scott.
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