Travis Scott’s first night of his Astroworld concert in Houston turned into a horrific tragedy Friday night … leaving 8 people dead and more than 300 injured.
50,000 people filled the sold-out venue, when, at around 9 PM people began surging toward the stage. People started getting crushed and panic ensued. According to Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena, “People began to fall out, become unconscious and it created additional panic.”
At least 8 people died in the stampede. 11 people went into cardiac arrest and were rushed to the hospital. More than 300 fans went to the field hospital near the venue.
The scene was chaotic … medical personnel could not handle all the injured. There is a video showing some of them performing CPR.
A slew of ambulances rushed to the scene … which became direr every minute.
Before chaos erupted, Travis stopped the show several times during his 75-minute set … after noticing some of the fans in the front seemed in distress. He told security to make sure they weren’t hurt. At one point Travis asked for security to help a specific individual.
Kylie Jenner was on hand for the festival as the chaos erupted. She was there with her and Travis’s daughter Stormi. As far as we know, they’re fine. They were not sitting near the crush.
This was the first night of what was supposed to be a 3-day festival. The second night has already been canceled.