FBI Creates Website For Photos, Videos From Astroworld Festival
In SummaryThe FBI is assisting the Houston Police Department with their investigation into what happened at the event that left 10 people dead.
More than two months after the fatal Astroworld Festival in Houston, the FBI has begun asking for concert attendees to upload their photos and videos from the event.
Those who attended the event can upload up to four files along with their name and contact information, Billboard reported. Law enforcement officials are specifically looking for pictures and videos taken on Nov. 5 between 8:00 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the main venue area.
Ten people were killed, including a 9-year-old child, during the opening night of the festival, hosted by Travis Scott and Live Nation. Chaos erupted when the crowd quickly moved forward, causing many in the middle to become crushed and trampled.
BNC obtained information from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, which determined the cause of death for all ten people as compression asphyxia. They were identified as:
- Mirza Danish Baig, 27
- Rodolfo Angel Pena, 23
- Madison Alexis Dubiski, 23
- Franco Cesar Patino, 21
- Jacob E. Jurinek, 20
- John W. Hilgert, 14
- Axel Beltsasar Acosta Avila, 21
- 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez, 16
- Bharti Shahani, 22
- Ezra Blount, 9
“Houston Police Detectives have already viewed countless hours of video evidence as part of our ongoing investigation into the Astroworld event,” the department said in a statement. “To ensure that we have captured all possible evidence for a complete investigation, we have partnered with the federal Bureau of Investigation for additional technical assistance.”
Scott’s troubles continued after the deaths of concertgoers. He is facing lawsuits connected to the event and he was dropped from the Coachella roster, BNC previously reported.
In an effort to repair damage, Scott offered to pay for the victims’ funerals, gave away mental health resources in partnership with Betterhelp and teamed up with the United States Conference of Mayors to help form a committee to create a safety report for concerts.