A 9-year-old boy named Ezra Blount has died at the Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston. He passed away after suffering brain trauma in the crowd surge.
Blount sustained life-threatening injuries. After the incident, he was placed in a medically induced coma on life support. The medical team of the hospital has tried its best to combat trauma to his brain, liver, and kidney. Unfortunately, all the effort of the expert physicians did not work this time.
Attorney Ben Crump who is representing the child’s family shared a statement. In this statement, Ben said, “The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son,” Then Crump said, “This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration. Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But tonight we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer.”
Crump and his co-counsel filed a lawsuit. They claimed that the authority has failed to crowd control and alleged negligence relating to providing proper medical attention. Near about 50,000 people traveled to Houston to attend this festival. Police report that the crowd “began to compress towards the front of the stage” which created panic and caused injuries.
Travis Scott said about this tragic event. He wrote on Twitter, “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” He also wrote, “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 families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love You All.”