“@HoustonFire is currently at the scene near NRG after receiving reports of multiple civilian injuries,” HFD tweeted on Friday evening.
– Houston Fire Department (@HoustonFire) November 6, 2021
The view from SkyEye’s sky showed intense fire and police activity in the event area as it wrapped up for the night after 10 p.m. on Friday.
CPR has been performed on at least two people, according to Houston Fire Department officials.
Police were also seen setting up a crime scene tape around part of the park early on Saturday.
As of midnight on Saturday, it was not yet clear how many people had been injured, how the injuries occurred or what exactly happened.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
The reported injuries come hours after a massive crowd stormed the perimeter of NRG Park previously, creating a chaotic situation for security and event staff.
Idk what happened at astroworld fest but i pray everyone involved is okay
— syd•genou (@sydneee_) November 6, 2021
Several fans were trampled on Friday afternoon as hundreds rushed into the event’s perimeter, knocking down metal detectors and a security checkpoint.
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ABC13 reporter Mycah Hatfield was near the entrance on Friday afternoon as the crowds approached, and said security staff were able to pull some people away from the entrance before the crowd walked through the doors.
As we arrived at the Astroworld Festival in NRG Park just at 2:00 am, a stampede broke out through the gates. Hundreds of people destroyed the VIP security entrance, bypassing the checkpoint. People were trampled on. Some have been detained.
(Excuse any language you might hear) pic.twitter.com/d0m2rjqAAk
– Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) November 5, 2021
The 100,000 tickets for the event sold out within an hour of going on sale in May.
Travis Scott, the popular rapper and organizer, started the Astroworld Festival in 2018. Like most other big events, it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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