BREAKING NEWS: Multiple injuries reported at Travis Scott’s sold-out Astroworld Festival in Houston as EMTs declare the scene a ‘level 2’ incident due to high volume of calls
- Multiple people have reportedly been injured at the opening night of the sold-out Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, on Friday
- CPR was performed on at least two people and ‘several people’ have been transported to a nearby hospital
- It is unclear what caused the injuries, what the injuries were and how many people were injured
- Earlier in the day, there had been a stampede when the gates to the music festival first opened, but the injuries Friday night appear to be unrelated
Multiple people have reportedly been injured at the opening night of Travis Scott’s sold-out Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, on Friday.
Dozens of ambulances, multiple medics and other personnel were seen tending to people at the third annual festival, a sold-out concert featuring multiple acts.
Videos posted to social media showed officials giving CPR to some fans in the crowd at NRG Park as Scott continued to play. Some appeared to have been badly bleeding, and fans say they saw some people appearing lifeless.
The Houston Fire Department told ABC 13 that CPR was performed on at least two people, and Zack Tawatari, a reporter for KHOU, tweeted that he can confirm ‘several people’ were transported to the hospital.
It remains unclear what caused the injuries, what the injuries were, and exactly how many people were injured as of early Saturday morning, but authorities told FOX 26 that a lot of people are in need of medical attention on the scene.
They said they are classifying it as a ‘level 2’ incident due to the number of calls they are receiving.
Officials were seen giving CPR to an Astroworld attendee late Friday night
Multiple ambulances and other personnel were seen at NRG Park on Friday
Astroworld is rapper Travis Scott’s sold-out music festival featuring numerous acts
Astroworld is rapper Travis Scott’s music festival and is being attended by a host of celebrities, including Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner.
Tickets sold for $180 for general admission and $490 for ‘stargazer’ tickets.
The event’s 100,000 tickets sold out within an hour of going on sale back in May, ABC 13 reported, after it was canceled during the pandemic last year.
An ABC News reporter from Houston’s local affiliate, Mycah Hatfield, had reported via Twitter that chaos ensued during day one of the festival as soon as doors opened at 2 p.m.
‘A stampede burst through the gates. Hundreds of people destroyed the VIP security entrance, bypassing the checkpoint. People were trampled. Some were detained,’ she wrote of the scene at NRG Park.
The mass injuries reported Friday night appear to be unrelated to the stampede.
This is a breaking news story; more to follow
A stampede broke out earlier in the day as people burst through the gates at NRG Park
Hundreds of people destroyed the VIP security entrance, bypassing the checkpoint
Some people were trampled in the chaos, but the stampede does not appear to be related to the multiple injuries related Friday night
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