A grand jury decided to not indict rapper Travis Scott over the crowd rush that killed 10 people and injured hundreds more at his 2021 Astroworld concert, reports the Washington Post. “Our job is to determine if this tragedy involved criminal activity by anyone,” Houston District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “In this instance, the grand jury found that no crime did occur, that no single individual was criminally responsible.” The grand jury also decided not to indict others connected to the festival who were involved in the investigation.
“We have believed in Travis’s innocence since the first day and today the grand jury agreed,” said Scott’s attorney, Kent Schaffer. The decision comes nearly two years after a crowd surge at Scott’s annual event at the NRG Park in Houston led to hundreds of injuries and 10 deaths. Most victims died from compression asphyxia. Lawsuits were filed against Scott and the festival's organizers, including the entertainment company Live Nation.