Travis Scott avoids indictment for Astroworld charges


By Maaike Niekerk, Summer Editor

A grand jury decided earlier today not to indict Travis Scott and others connected to the crowd crush incident which killed ten people at the 2021 Astroworld Festival.

CNN reported that the grand jury of the 228th District Court of Harris County, TX found that “no single individual was criminally responsible,” and therefore did not indict Scott, the festival’s chief of security or the festival director, along with others involved.

The incident took place on November 6, 2021 when the crowd in front of the main stage where Scott was performing began to compress.

Apart from the ten crowd members who were killed, over 300 people were injured at the Astroworld festival. 25 crowd members were brought from the event to local hospitals.

Being the organizer of and main performer at the event, Scott was faced with multiple criminal charges. The deaths and injuries resulted in a 19-month investigation by the Houston Police Department, CBS News reported.

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In response to the tragedy, Scott created “Project HEAL” in early 2022, which describes itself as a “multi-tier initiative dedicated to addressing challenges facing today’s youth, especially those from marginalized and at-risk communities,” on its website.

Scott, who is currently out of the country for a performance, has not yet commented on the grand jury decision.


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