A 9-year-old boy who had been on life support after being injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival died Sunday. He became the tenth fatality from the melee that unfolded during Scott’s performance in Houston Nov. 5.
“The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son,” said Ben Crump, the attorney for the family of young Ezra Blount, in a statement Sunday night. “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’s law firm had already filed suit over Ezra Blount’s injuries against Scott, promoters Live Nation and Scoremore, Cactus Jack Records and other defendants.
Eight attendees were declared death in the immediate aftermath of the concert. A ninth victim, Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old senior at Texas A&M University, died Wednesday night from her injuries.
The 9-year-old boy’s father, Treston Blount, had talked with local media about attending the concert and the calamity as NRG Field.
“He was so stoked,” the father told ABC13 in Houston. He said he had had his son on his shoulders toward the back of the crowd, but got pushed forward when a surge began. Treston said he lost consciousness, and Ezra was trampled upon falling to the ground. After awakening and trying to find his son at medical tents, then filing a police report, the father was emailed a photo of the injured boy, and learned he was in the hospital on life support with damage to his major organs and brain.
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