1:48 PM PT — The Houston PD’s Chief, Troy Finner, simply confirmed what we would been informed … specifically, that a minimum of one particular person had been injected with one thing by way of needle — and there nicely could have been extra.
Chief Finner mentioned a safety guard working the occasion felt a prick in his neck by an unknown assailant whereas he was attempting to restrain a citizen — and he shortly fell unconscious. Finner says the guard was revived by use of NARCAN … and that medical personnel did, certainly, see one thing on his neck that indicated he’d been stabbed with a syringe.
Finner additionally mentioned some folks had been trampled, so it seems there was a mixture of the explanation why folks have been injured/passing out … and maybe why some died. The full quantity of people that’ve handed away stays at 8, and autopsies are underway to find out the causes of demise for every.
The mayor, Sylvester Turner, mentioned one thing like this has by no means occurred in Houston, and they’re going to depart no stone left unturned to unravel how and why this occurred.
Stay Nation and Travis Scott’s camp are cooperating with authorities, and the investigation continues. Houston PD referred to as on the general public’s assist for these with legit info. One last item … Houston authorities insist the live performance was shut down in a well timed method — saying the primary reviews of individuals “happening” began round 9:30 PM, and that they closed up store at round 10:10 PM … which they really feel was environment friendly contemplating the circumstances
1:04 PM PT — Houston authorities are about to additional deal with the tragedy at Astroworld Friday in a press convention … and TMZ is streaming stay.
What many will probably be searching for right here is whether or not there’s any proof to counsel the 8 individuals who’ve died to this point may’ve been triggered into cardiac arrest by way of outdoors affect or a 3rd occasion … specifically, a would-be offender who was allegedly going round and injecting people with a syringe.
After all, we’re additionally anticipating an replace on the physique rely … and whether or not it has risen since Friday evening.
12:33 PM PT — Extra disturbing movies are surfacing, which clearly present folks have been making an attempt to flag down pageant personnel in any capability to get them to cease the present … together with one of many skilled digicam guys who was filming the motion from afar.
Try this footage … you see a woman climbing a ladder as much as a platform the place a photog is recording Travis’ set, presumably from someplace far out within the crowd. She shouts, “There’s any individual dying!” time and again, and when she will’t get the cameraman’s consideration, she climbs up and forces the difficulty.
The man begins to panic, telling her to return down, however she holds agency … insisting he get the phrase out that one thing was happening down under. A younger man joins her to shout the identical warning. In the meantime, you’ll be able to hear what feels like Travis Scott persevering with to carry out.
Once more, this simply helps the notion that individuals have been, certainly, attempting to lift consciousness of the scary state of affairs to who they thought have been the suitable folks … but it surely’s unclear if this message was obtained by those that may really do one thing on the drop of a dime, like halt all the pieces.
12:23 PM PT — Travis’s workforce tells TMZ … “Travis stopped the present. He did see somebody being carried out. He thought that particular person had handed out, as occurs in concert events from dehydration or one thing comparable.”
12:02 PM PT — A brand new video seems to point out Travis reacting to this case and calling for assist.
That is from one other vantage level, but it surely appears to line up with the man getting carried out. You hear Travis ask for safety to leap in and assist the person out … however he continues on singing.
11:50 AM PT — Extra questions in regards to the Astroworld tragedy with reference to what Travis Scott and pageant organizers knew about what was happening down under, and when … which is much more so beneath a microscope now after a video reveals Trav trying down onto the group, the place an unconscious man is being lifted up and carried out, seemingly in TS’s direct line of imaginative and prescient.
Try the clip … you see Travis up on a rafter or elevated platform of some kind, singing to the group — whereas a dull, limp physique is being carried off by safety personnel. The clip makes it appear to be this was proper beneath Travis’ nostril, and presumably one thing he may see. The caption reads “useless physique” however we do not know if this particular person was useless.
After all, we additionally don’t know if Travis even noticed this or not … though many on-line are claiming folks within the crowd, together with some who have been close to the entrance of the stage, have been shouting at him to cease the present, as there have been folks falling unconscious within the viewers.
We have reached out to Travis’s camp to ask particularly about this video … and whether or not he noticed or heard any of this happening whereas he continued to carry out. No phrase again but.
10:30 AM PT — Talking of ambulances … here is a disturbing video. Astroworld followers dancing on prime of an ambulance that was working its method by means of the dense crowd.
It isn’t fully clear in the event that they have been transporting any individual or not — you’d determine they’d have sirens going if it was a real emergency — however both method … listed here are some numbskulls who hopped up onto the roof of the automobile and danced their ass off.
10:27 AM PT — This is Kylie’s vantage level from Friday evening — she, Kendall and a few mates have been stationed towards the again of the group, considerably elevated, the place they may see sea of individuals and Travis and co. all the best way up on the entrance.
You’ll be able to see it was a fully packed crowd, and one which was hyped too — leaping up and down collectively as Travis sings alongside.
One second that Kylie seems to have since deleted from her IG Story is a second when an ambulance seems to be making its method by means of the group on the bottom under … one thing that was just about proper in entrance of Kylie. Unclear if this was in response to one of many cardiac arrests or one other state of affairs — but it surely’s fascinating that medical care began to be rendered proper within the thick of the present.
9:24 AM PT — Travis says, “I am completely devastated by what came about final evening. My prayers exit to the households and all these impacted by what occurred at Astroworld Pageant.” He provides that he’s dedicated to working with authorities to determine what occurred.
As for the investigation … our sources inform us a minimum of one of many victims was seen foaming on the mouth earlier than going into cardiac arrest — additional proof this was not merely a stampede. Houston authorities are planning to carry a information convention later as we speak.
7:30 AM PT — A supply linked to Astroworld tells TMZ, somebody within the crowd went loopy and commenced injecting folks with some kind of drug, which brought on panic after which a surge. The supply says authorities try to find out if those that went into cardiac arrest have been those injected. We’re informed a kind of who died is a 10-year-old. The supply says it seems to be a focused assault. We’ve not confirmed this report, however the supply is a key particular person concerned within the pageant.
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Travis Scott‘s first evening of his Astroworld live performance in Houston was a horrific tragedy Friday evening … leaving 8 folks useless and greater than 300 injured, and there have been indicators of bother even earlier than the live performance started.
50,000 folks stuffed the sold-out venue, when, at round 9 PM folks started surging towards the stage. Folks began getting crushed and panic ensued. In line with Houston Fireplace Chief Sam Pena, “Folks started to fall out, change into unconscious and it created further panic.”
Not less than 8 folks died within the stampede. 11 folks went into cardiac arrest and have been rushed to the hospital. Greater than 300 followers went to the sphere hospital close to the venue.
Somebody working the pageant tells TMZ … folks have been hopping on digicam platforms, begging live performance employees to finish the present after the stampede erupted. They mentioned, “Something climbable was climbed.” In addition they say there have been a number of thousand pairs of footwear left behind as folks fled. When the live performance shut down, they mentioned a stage supervisor mentioned the venue was now “against the law scene.”
The scene was chaotic … medical personnel couldn’t deal with all of the injured. There’s video exhibiting a few of them performing CPR.
One concertgoer named Madeline, a nurse, tells TMZ, she was there together with her boyfriend when Travis took the stage. Through the first tune, folks began pushing towards the stage and she or he says she started to really feel light-headed, telling us, “I handed out from the fixed strain on my chest and was one of many first folks to be carried,” including, “They threw me on prime of different folks and crowd surfed me to different folks, who lifted me over a fence the place safety was ready.” She says “safety guards have been bringing our bodies from that space to the VIP space,” as Travis saved performing, including, “I see safety carrying people who find themselves not transferring.” She says as soon as she regained her senses, she started administering first assist to others.
A slew of ambulances rushed to the scene … which grew to become direr each minute.
BREAKING: 11 Attainable Deaths Tonight At Travis Scott’s #AstroWorld Music Pageant. A number of Cardiac Arrests Reported. (DEVELOPING)
Earlier than chaos erupted, Travis stopped the present a number of instances throughout his 75-minute set … after noticing among the followers within the entrance appeared in misery. He informed safety to verify they weren’t harm. At one level Travis requested for safety to assist a particular particular person.
Shortly earlier than the surge, Drake had carried out with Travis … and there was no indication the group would attempt to rush the stage.
Nevertheless, there have been some indicators of bother even earlier than the present. A slew of followers knocked over barricades and rushed into the venue.
Kylie Jenner was available for the pageant because the chaos erupted. She was there together with her and Travis’s daughter Stormi. So far as we all know, they’re fantastic. They weren’t sitting close to the crush.
A reunification middle was arrange at a close-by resort, so members of the family of concert-goers may reunite.
The Medical Examiner is within the means of figuring out the reason for demise of the 8 fatalities.
This was the primary evening of what was speculated to be a 3-day pageant. The second evening has already been canceled.