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Houston. Police in Houston, Texas have launched an investigation after eight people were killed during the Astroworld music festival on Friday.
It tells police chief Troy Finner at a press conference on Saturday, according to the BBC.
The victims, aged between 14 and 27, were killed and a double-digit number seriously injured when panic broke out during a concert where rapper Travis Scott performed.
The panic caused the audience to push themselves towards the stage, where several people were trampled down and mast. Another 300 were subsequently also treated for minor injuries such as bruises and tears.
Troy Finner says the investigation will involve both the homicide and drug departments.
Police are investigating allegations, among other things, that a guard at the concert was possibly stunned by an injection in the neck when he tried to detain a concert-goer.
– We have a report of a guard who, according to the medical staff who treated him, had felt a stab in the neck when he tried to detain a citizen.
– While being examined, he lost consciousness. He was resuscitated and medical staff discovered a small dot that looked like a sting one would get if someone tried to inject you, says Troy Finner according to the BBC.
According to medical staff, the guard received the drug Narcan to revive him. This medication is typically used if people have taken an overdose of opioids.
Rescue crews have previously told reporters that several doses of Narcan were circulating at the scene.
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena says investigators will review video from the scene and investigate the reasons for what prevented people from escaping the concert.
More than 50,000 people attended the two-day music festival in Texas’ largest city. After the accident, the rest of the festival has been canceled.
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