Travis Scott has spoken out on the mass casualty event at his annual Astroworld festival in Houston Friday night, in which eight concert goers died and hundreds were wounded.
The “goosebumps” rapper shared a series of videos on his Instagram Stories Saturday night, where he said that he is trying to reach the families of the victims, per People.
“I just want to send out prayers to the ones that was lost last night. We’re actually working right now to identify the families to assist them through this tough time,” he said. “My fans really mean the world to me, and I always want to leave them with a positive experience.”
The “Sicko Mode” rapper added that he and his team have “been working closely with everyone to get to the bottom of this — City of Houston HPD, fire department — everyone, to help us figure this out” and asked his fans to contact authorities with any information.
“Everybody continue to keep your prayers. I mean, I’m honestly just devastated and I could never imagine anything like this happening. I’m going to do everything I can to keep you guys updated and keep you guys informed of what’s going on. Love you all,” he said.
In a Saturday news conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed that eight people died after a crowd surge during Scott’s performance, while hundreds of other festival goers reported injuries. The victims ranged in age from 14 to 27.
“This is a very, very active investigation, and we will probably be at it for quite some time to determine what exactly happened,” said Turner.
Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña told CNN that the ongoing investigation will cover “what caused, one, the issue of the crowd surge, and two, what prevented people from being able to escape that situation.”
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