A 9-year-old Dallas boy has turn into the youngest particular person to die from accidents sustained throughout a crowd surge on the Astroworld music pageant in Houston.
Ezra Blount of Dallas died Sunday at Texas Youngsters’s Hospital in Houston, household lawyer Ben Crump mentioned.
Ezra was positioned in a medically induced coma after struggling severe accidents within the Nov. 5 crush of followers throughout a efficiency by the pageant’s headliner, rapper Travis Scott.
He’s the tenth one who attended the pageant to die.
“The Blount household tonight is grieving the incomprehensible lack of their valuable younger son,” Crump mentioned in a information launch Sunday night time. “This could not have been the end result of taking their son to a live performance, what ought to have been a festivity.”
Treston Blount, Ezra’s father, described what occurred Nov. 5 in a submit on a GoFundMe web page that he set as much as assist defray Ezra’s medical bills. He mentioned Ezra was sitting on his shoulders when a crowd surge crushed them. The daddy misplaced consciousness and when he got here to, Ezra was lacking, Blount mentioned. A frantic search ensued till Ezra was finally discovered on the hospital, severely injured.
The kid incurred extreme injury to his mind, kidney, and liver after being “kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and almost crushed to dying,” based on a lawsuit his household has filed in opposition to Scott and the occasion’s organizer, Dwell Nation. The Blount household is in search of at the least $1 million in damages.
The others who died ranged in age from 14 to 27. Some 300 individuals have been handled on the pageant web site and 13 have been hospitalized.
Houston police and fireplace division investigators have mentioned they’re reviewing surveillance video offered by live performance promoter Dwell Nation, in addition to dozens of clips individuals on the present extensively shared on social media. Investigators additionally deliberate to talk with Dwell Nation representatives, Scott and concertgoers. Scott and the occasion organizers are actually the main target of a felony investigation.