Houston Mayor Silvester Turner expressed his condolences to the families of those that died and were injured at the Astroworld Festival in a tweet early Saturday morning.
“The city of Houston extends our condolences to the loved ones of 8 people killed & several injured at #ASTROWORLDFest. Organizers held the event to bring people together for music, but it sadly ended in tragedy. Thanks to police, fire & other agencies that responded to assist,” the tweet said.
A total of 23 people were taken to area hospitals, with the youngest person injured in the incident just 10 years old, Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña told CNN Saturday morning.
Officials have canceled the second night of the concert Saturday.
Read the tweet: