The opening night of Travis Scott’s Astroworld ended with 8 fans dying and multiple others being rushed to the hospital.
The annual music festival — founded by Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy — started tonight at NRG Park in Houston. He sold 50,000 tickets for the show.
As the gates opened the fans started rushing inside and a stampede took place.
ABC13 reported multiple people were trampled as they rushed the gates. Other fans were seen climbing onto portable toilets. A number of people were injured but none appeared to be severe in the rush. Security guards were able to contain some of the madness.
However, the crowd seemed to get rowdier as the night went on. Another incident involving fans rushing the stage took place and several fans were severely injured.
Photos and videos on social media show fans being given CPR by EMTs and others being dragged away life-less. One video shows multiple people laying on the floor with people trying to save them as Travis continued playing his show.
Helicopter video showed multiple fire trucks and police cars outside the venue.
Fans who attended have taken to social media to express their shock that the show went on despite the fire trucks arriving.
Hours before the incident, Drake took the stage with Travis for a surprise performance. The rapper has yet to make a comment on the situation.
The police held a press conference revealing 8 casualties and 17 were transported to the hospital. The youngest person injured was 10.
Officers are still in the process of identifying all the bodies. The police spokesperson said they were still investigating the matter but had heard rumors of people injecting drugs during the concert.
During the event, a large number of people experienced cardiac arrest or an unknown medical episode. Fans who attended claim to have seen many people lying on the ground not breathing.
The police also confirmed the festival has been canceled and will not go down tomorrow.
"naw cause how the f--k are there gonna be DEAD BODIES AND EVEN THO TRAVIS HEARD EVERYONE CHANTING TO STOP THE CONCERT, THIS STUPID MOEFCKA KEPT GOING?? WE HAD TO DRAG DEAD BODIES OUT TONIGHT BRO. F--K ASTROWORLD," wrote one alleged attendee.
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