Tragedy struck last night as eight people were killed and hundreds were injured at Travis Scott’s AstroWorld Festival in hometown of Houston, TX. At least 50,000 people were in attendance of the two day festival.

According to the Associated Press, officials declared a “mass casualty incident” on Friday November 5th after at least eight people were killed and countless others were injured after several parts of the audience rushed to get closer to the stage.

TMZ reports that a 10-year old boy is among the death toll.

“The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it stared causing some injuries,” Samuel Peña, Houston Fire Chief said. “People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic.”

Scott stopped his set at least twice for crowd control, and has now released a statement in response to the massacre, with reports of several minors still missing.

“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at AstroWorld Festival.

Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.

I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.

Love You All.”

TMZ also reports that the deadly incident may have been caused by a deranged fan who was injecting concert with an unknown drug, inducing widespread panic in the process.

Authorities are still investigating the nature of the reported deaths, as at least one victim was said to have been foaming at the mouth prior to entering cardiac arrest.

Astroworld Festival also released a statement similar to the Antidote rapper’s which reads in full, “Our hearts are with the Astroworld Family tonight – especially those we lost and all their loved ones.

We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind, the festival will no longer be held on Saturday.