FBI launches website to collect evidence about Astroworld
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FBI launches website to collect evidence about Astroworld

The FBI has launched a campaign to gather evidence about the Astroworld tragedy.

A crowd crush at the festival, organised and headlined by Travis Scott, left ten fans dead in November. The rapper has been under immense scrutiny over how he dealt with the disaster, as have promoters Live Nation.

Now, the FBI has announced that it has started working alongside the Houston Police Department to determine the full circumstances which led to the disaster.

In a statement, the HPD said, “Houston Police Detectives have already viewed countless hours of video evidence as part of our ongoing investigation into the Astroworld event.

“To ensure that we have captured all evidence for a complete investigation, we have partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for additional technical assistance. The FBI has created a website where the public can upload any photos of video taken at the concert venue.”

They are primarily seeking fan footage from Scott’s performance and have asked those who attended to upload material here.

Scott broke his silence on the ordeal last month during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God. “I’ve been on different types of emotions, an emotional rollercoaster, I mean,” he told the Hot 97 presenter. “It gets so hard because, you know, I always feel connected with my fans. I went through something and I feel like fans went through something and people’s parents went through something.

“And it really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city. There’s been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving, and just trying to wrap my head around it.”