A 9-year-old Dallas boy has become the youngest person to die from injuries sustained during crowds at the Astroworld music festival in Houston.
Ezra Blount, of Dallas, died Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, family attorney Ben Crump said.
Ezra fell into a medically induced coma after being seriously injured in a crush by fans on November 5 during a performance of the festival. headliner, rapper Travis Scott.
He is the 10th person to join the festival to die for.
“Tonight the Blount family mourns the inexplicable loss of their precious little son,” Crump said in a press release Sunday night. “It shouldn’t have been the result of taking your sons to the concert, it should have been a joyous celebration.”
Ezra’s father, Treston Blount, described what happened in a post on the GoFundMe page he set up on November 5 to help Ezra pay for his medical expenses. He said Ezra was sitting on his shoulders when a wave of crowds crushed them. Blount said that your father was unconscious and when he regained consciousness, Ezra was missing. A frenzied search ensued until Ezra was eventually found seriously injured at the hospital.
The boy suffered severe damage to his brain, kidney, and liver after he was “kicked, stepped on, chewed on, and nearly crushed to death.” According to the lawsuit filed by his family Against Scott and the event’s organizer, Live Nation. The Blount family is seeking at least $1 million in damages.
The ages of the deceased ranged from 14 to 27. Nearly 300 people were treated at the festival area and 13 people were hospitalized.
Houston police and fire investigators They said they’re reviewing the surveillance video. Clips provided by concert promoter Live Nation, as well as dozens of people present at the show, were shared widely on social media. Investigators also planned to speak to Live Nation representatives, Scott, and those who attended the concert. Scott and event organizers now the focal point of a criminal investigation.
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