Statement from Astroworld Festival regarding the deaths and several Injures has been released.
“Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight—especially those we lost and their loved ones.
We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind the festival will no longer be held on Saturday.
As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this, please reach out to @HoustonPolice.
Approximately 50,000 were in attendance at Astroworld. Over 300 people were treated at the on-site field hospital at the event throughout the day. The Houston fire department had 55 units that responded to the mass casualty event in addition to what Astroworld already had on-site.
Thank you to our partners at the Houston Police Department, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their response and support,” the statement reads.
Finner said 367 police officers and 241 security officers were already assigned to Astroworld before the incident occurred. He confirms the Houston Police Department is treating the deaths and injuries at Astroworld Festival as an investigation.
Astroworld Festival is officially canceled for day two. Live Nation, the festival’s organizers, is reportedly working with police to let them view video to help determine what happened.
Families of victims are encouraged to call the numbers provided by the Houston Office of Emergency Management.
“If you have not been able to contact your loved one who attended #ASTROWORLDFest please call 832-393-2991 or 832-393-2990,” reads a tweet provided by the Houston OEM.