News of a 9th victim from Astroworld has surfaced, where Bharti Shahani died Wednesday. Travis Scott performed on Friday, November 5th, 2021 for a few minutes before the stage compromised. Tragedy struck at NRG Park in Houston, where several people died and numerous others injured. In addition, officials dubbed this a mass casualty incident. What’s more, is a 22-year-old college senior is among the deceased. A criminal investigation is open; no fault assigned yet. Attorney Edwin F. McPherson stated that investigations should start proceeding over finger-pointing. That way, we can identify exactly what transpired and how to prevent this from happening again.
“Bharti was a shining star in the community. She was a sister, a daughter, a high-achieving college student about to graduate from Texas A&M University with high, high grades.”James Lassiter, attorney
Tiktok user @remi.rich posted a series of videos detailing what he went through and slammed the event for its carelessness. He and his partner proceeded on a call for backup by the stage, where the crowd washed over them. People asked for help along the way, pointing out an unconscious man along their way. By the end of ten minutes, he had found three unconscious people and wanted to attend to them all but he had to follow protocol and attend to them in order. Medics administered one-man CPR to the unconscious, which should’ve alerted an immediate shutdown.
You can read the full story here. 50,000 people attended and among the victims are a 9-year-old boy, 14-year-old, and 16-year-old. Scott played for 37 minutes after mass casualties had been declared. He enticed the crowds to go wild. Now, he finally got hit with a lawsuit. You can read more details of Bharti’s Astroworld incident here.