A nine-year-old Dallas boy has become the youngest person to die from injuries sustained during a mass flow near the Astroworld Music Festival to Houston.
Ezra Blount of Dallas died Sunday at Texas Children’s hospital in Houston, family lawyer Ben Crump said.
Ezra has been placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a serious injury to fans’ fans during a performance by the festival’s headliner, rapper Travis Scott, on November 5. He is the 10th person who participated in the festival to die.
Treston Blount, Ezra’s father, described what happened in a post on a GoFundMe page he set up to help Ezra’s medical expenses. He said Ezra was sitting on his shoulders as a mass current destroyed them. The father lost consciousness and when he arrived, Ezra was missing, Blount said. A frantic search ensued until Ezra was finally found in the hospital, seriously injured.
The child suffered severe damage to his brain, kidneys and liver after being “beaten, trampled and trampled, and nearly crushed to death”, according to a lawsuit filed by his family against Scott and the event’s organizer, Live Nation submitted. The Blount family is seeking at least $ 1 million in damages.
The others died at the age of 14 to 27. Some 300 people were treated at the festival site and 13 were taken to hospital.
Houston police and firefighters investigators reviewed surveillance video provided by concert promoter Live Nation, as well as dozens of clips people shared on the show far and wide on social media. Investigators also plan to speak with Live Nation representatives, Scott and Concertgoers. Scott and the organizers of the event are now the focus of a criminal investigation.
In a tweet posted the day after the crash, Scott said he was “absolutely devastated by what happened”. His lawyers said he did not know about the tragedy that unfolded in the crowd until after the show. He is committed to “working together with the Houston community to heal and support families in need.”