9-Year-Old Boy Injured At Astroworld Festival Has Died; Death Toll Now 10
The 9-year-old boy who was injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston died Sunday, according to the family’s attorney. The death toll from the concert now stands at 10. The boy, Ezra Blount, had been in a medically induced coma since being trampled at the show. He was at the festival with his father when concertgoers surged toward the outdoor stage when rapper Travis Scott started performing. A statement from the family said in part that they are “grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son.” Then added, “This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert.” Dozens of lawsuits have been filed accusing the show’s organizers of negligence.