FBI Launches Online Portal as Part of Astroworld Investigation

They're asking the public to submit photo and video evidence from the tragedy that killed 10, injured dozens

Photo: Rick Clifford

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 17, 2022

The investigation into the deadly crowd surge at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston, TX, last November that killed 10 concertgoers and injured dozens more has gone pretty quiet over the past month or so, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now joined the inquiry.

A new public-facing FBI website has been established for the public to submit photo and video evidence from the mass casualty event of November 5, 2021, in hopes to better understand the conditions under which the horrifying incident took place.

The Houston Police Department announced the federal assistance into the investigation in a statement shared via Twitter on Friday (January 14), which reads:

Houston Police Detectives have already viewed countless hours of video evidence as part of our ongoing investigation in the Astroworld event.

To ensure that we have captured all possible 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 or video taken at the concert venue. Specifically, we are seeking any photos or videos of the main venue area from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The website to upload your photos or video is fbi.gov/astroworld.

HPD continues to lead the investigation and we appreciate the assistance from our federal partners at the FBI.

See the tweet from Houston PD below.
In December, Scott was reportedly dropped from the yet-to-be-confirmed Coachella lineup despite offering to play for free and was accordingly not included in last week's lineup announcement. December also marked the rapper's first interview since the tragedy, given shortly after he hired Donald Trump's lawyer to represent him amid the 120-plus lawsuits filed in the wake of Astroworld.

Latest Coverage