Although it's still unknown what triggered the stampede of people, the official death toll is rising. After the show, a reported eight people had lost their lives, and hundreds more had been left badly injured or hurt. A ninth casualty was reported last week who died of their injuries in hospital. But this past weekend, there was deeply sad news of a tenth victim.
A 9-year old boy from Dallas became the youngest person to die as a result of the crowd's onrush. Ezra Blount died Sunday at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. He was placed in a medically-induced coma following severe head trauma, and injuries to other vital organs suffered at the concert.
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"The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son," Crump said in a news release Sunday night. "This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration."
Others who lost their lives ranged in age from 14 to 27, and some 300 people were treated at the festival site. A lawsuit against Travis Scott has been filed claiming that the rapper could have done more to stop this tragedy after video evidence shows Travis acknowledging people in the crowd who were begging him to stop his set.
The rapper officially maintains his innocence saying that he knew nothing of what was going on, despite videos from the crowd showing otherwise. The investigation is ongoing and Scott will allegedly work with the families to help them grieve during this difficult time. But many have already called for the rapper to be cancelled completely.
Let's wait and see if fans will still show up at his next show!