Kids Aged 14 & 16 Were Among Those Killed At Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival: Report

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Children of the ages 14 and 16 were among those killed at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival.

A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were reportedly among those killed at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival, Friday night, after a crowd surge resulted in the deaths of eight attendees. At a press conference, Saturday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also revealed that the ages of the remaining victims to be between 21 and 27.

Another 10-year-old is injured and currently in critical condition.

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Turner says that the incident is currently under investigation: “This incident is being thoroughly investigated and reviewed. It is important for us to ascertain, from last night, what took place, what happened, where missteps may have occurred.”

“And so perhaps the plans were inadequate,” she continued. “Perhaps the plans were good but they weren’t followed. Perhaps it was something else entirely.”

Twenty-three people were arrested for trespassing at the event.

"I'm absolutely devastated by what took place last night," Scott said in a statement posted to his social media accounts. "My prayers go out to the families and all of those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need."

The second day of Astroworld has been canceled.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.