This Saturday, Texas authorities are investigating the tragedy that occurred at a large rap concert the day before, in which 8 people died and at least 17 were injured.
On Friday night, some 50,000 people gathered at NRG Park in Houston. When artist Travis Scott performed, the crowd began to flood the stage, causing chaos.
“I see people jumping over obstacles and they can’t breathe. It’s horrible,” Gavin Flores, who attended a Scott concert and was unable to move near the barricade for several hours, told AFP.
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Turner told CNN that authorities were watching the video and speaking with witnesses, concert organizers and hospital staff.
“We are analyzing everything,” he said.
He said Houston often hosts large-scale concerts, but “it has never happened before.”
Authorities said that on the first night of the two-day space festival that Scott helped organize, more than 300 people were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
According to local media “Houston Chronicle”, Scott stopped his behavior several times when he saw fans in trouble near the stage.