FBI launches website collecting photos and video evidence of Astroworld

The federal agency is asking the public to submit photos and videos of the location the night of the murderous mob.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner speaks during the Astroworld Festival cancellation press conference at the Wyndham Hotel Family Reunification Center on November 6, 2021.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has set up a website to collect photos and videos from the Astroworld festival two months after a tragic surge in crowds at the NRG Park concert on November 5 left 10 people dead and hundreds injured.

The Houston Police Department is asking those who attended the festival to upload any photos or video taken at the concert venue to the FBI website. They are specifically looking for images taken from the main area of ​​the site between 8pm and 11pm.

“Houston Police Detectives have already reviewed countless hours of video evidence as part of our ongoing investigation into the Astroworld event,” officials said in a statement Friday. “To ensure we captured all possible evidence for a full investigation, we partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for additional technical assistance.”

The FBI joined the criminal investigation into what caused the chaos at the festival shortly after the event. Houston police are continuing to investigate, according to Friday’s statement.

On December 22, members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee announced an investigation into concert promoter Live Nation’s role in the festival tragedy, stating that “the tragedy at the Astroworld festival follows a long series of ‘other tragic events and security breaches involving Live Nation’.

The committee asked Live Nation to provide responses to their requests by Jan. 7, but extended the deadline, Variety reports. Headliner Travis Scott, Live Nation and other organizers have been named in multiple lawsuits seeking more than $10 billion in damages, alleging named parties failed to provide adequate security to fans. Scott has denied allegations against him in at least 11 lawsuits.

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