Victims, 16 to 27 among 8 killed at Travis Scott’s Astroworld, rapper issues statement


The victims who lost their lives at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival have been identified by various news outlets. As reported earlier, the young victims reportedly died of heart attacks and were reported to be in the age group between 14 to 29. The horrific incident occurred at around 9.15 p.m. on Friday at the NRG Park on Houston, Texas, when there was a crowd surge.



The victims who have been identified by the Daily Mail, People, Laredo Morning Times and other outlets are as follows:

John Hilgret—14
Brianna Rodriguez—16
Franco Patino—21
Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Pena—23
Danish Baig—27


The surge took place at 9.15 p.m. and it was declared to be a “mass casualty incident.” Nearly an hour later, Live Nation, who is the concert producer of Astroworld, halted the show. The cause of death has not been determined and investigations are ongoing.

TMZ reported that a “key person” who has contact with Astroworld, said that there was a “targeted attack” on Friday night. The person said that “someone” in the crowd became crazy and injected people with some type of a drug. This caused panic and then a surge.

The police said that they were keeping an open mind about what happened that night. However, Houston’s fire chief said that he thought that the tragedy occurred due to a “crush.”

On Saturday, Travis Scott spoke about the incident on Twitter. He said that he was “devastated” by the incident and his “prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld festival.” He noted that he was working closely with the authorities in Houston, which is his native place.

The rapper said that his fans meant the world to him. He also appealed to anyone who had information to come forward and share it.

Travis Scott also promised his followers that he would update them about any information that he received as the investigation proceeded. According to the Mail, he told them, “Every just continue to keep your prayers.”




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