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Grand Jury Delivers Decision in Famed Rapper Travis Scott's Criminal Case

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A Texas grand jury has delivered a decision in the potential criminal case related to rapper Travis Scott's role in the 2021 Astroworld tragedy where a young boy died after being crushed by the crowd at the music festival.

The 9-year-old was one of ten people who caught in a crowd surge during Scott's performance at Astroworld in Houston, Texas. The high-profile incident drew quick criticisms of Scott and the other organizers of the event, who many claimed had been negligent in planning for crowd control at the popular music festival.

Grand Jury Sees Not Enough Evidence to Bring Criminal Case

The grand jury on Thursday reportedly came to the decision to not bring criminal charges against Scott for his role in the tragedy, finding that there was not enough evidence provided to move forward with charging Scott with a crime.

On Thursday, the jury was reportedly mulling whether or not to bring an indictment against the popular Houston rapper, however, according to his attorney, they eventually found that they could not definitively bring any criminal charges and Scott never delivered testimony in the case, only speaking to police following the tragedy.

10 people were killed in the crowd surge, including 9-year-old Ezra Blount, 14-year-old John Hilgert, and 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez.

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