News: Attorney tells CNN deadly Astroworld Festival incident was, “years in the making”

Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 7:41 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – An attorney representing an injured concertgoer took aim at Travis Scott for his negligent actions leading up to the Astroworld Festival that left at least 10 people dead and hundreds injured.

In an appearance on CNN Newsroom, attorney Ryan Macleod said the tragedy was “years in the making,” citing Scott’s prior arrest in 2015 for inciting violence at one of his concerts.

Macleod also believes Scott had the ability to stop the show and prevent any serious injuries but decided to continue performing while EMTs struggled to reach injured and dying fans.

“If you watch the video footage, it is telling. He knew that there were problems. He knew that there were serious emergencies. He knew that first responders needed to do their jobs. CPR was literally being administered while he’s still singing about being the highest in the room,” Macleod told CNN.

Officials with the Houston Police Department say they brought their concerns to Scott and other festival organizers before the November 5th concert. However, they took no further to prevent the horrific events from unfolding.

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