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8 dead and more than a dozen injured after a stampede at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival

It started as a night to remember

It was a night of fun at the annual rap concert hosted by rapper Travis Scott that later turned into a nightmare, leaving eight people dead and more than a dozen others hospitalized. Hundreds of young people raced down a shuttered freeway, climbed a fence and swarmed the streets near NRG Stadium in a chaotic scene that included a deadly accident.

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The evening started with a prompt 3 p.m. start time inside NRG Park for the annual concert hosted by rapper Travis Scott. Organizers say nearly 60,000 people were at the show. In addition to the concert inside, several after parties were expected to happen outside the stadium.

But minutes before 10 p.m.

Things took a turn when an altercation in front of the stadium made it way At least eight people died Friday night at a concert packed with an estimated 50,000 people at NRG Park. Hours after a stampede of fans raced toward the show’s main stage and dozens were injured, law enforcement and emergency crews remained at the scene early Saturday morning.

Eight people had been confirmed dead

Houston police said eight people had been confirmed dead and they expected the death toll to rise. Harris County hospital officials said at least 22 others were in critical condition and 139 others were treated for less serious injuries.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the incident happened around 8:15 p.m. Friday as rapper Travis Scott took the stage. At least eight people died Friday night at a concert packed with an estimated 50,000 people at NRG Park.

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