Astroworld: Countdown to Tragedy – Waiting on answers

HOUSTON – Hours after the deadly Astroworld Festival on Nov. 5, 2021, city, county and state leaders promised to get answers as to what went so horribly wrong.

“Last night was tragic on many different levels and this is a very, very active investigation and we’ll probably be at it for quite some time,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2021.

“No parent, no friend, no sibling should see their loved one off to a concert of a world renowned artist and not be able to expect them to come home safely,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo in 2021.

“My job as the chief of police is to find out what happened. We will treat it as an investigation because we don’t know,” said Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner in 2021.

On Tuesday, Nov. 1,  KPRC 2 Investigates digs deeper into the status of those investigations to find out what went wrong and how to prevent this from happening again.

“Astroworld holds a magical place in most Houstonian’s hearts. It was a very Houston based thing and it turned out to be a literal disaster and I think everybody involved would be much happier if everybody else just forgot about it,” said Mark Lentini, a now-retired Houston police officer who says the festival ended his career.


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