A grand jury in Texas has decided not to charge Travis Scott with any criminal offenses in connection with the Astroworld concert tragedy that left 10 people dead and hundreds injured.

District Attorney Kim Ogg stated during a press conference at the headquarters of the Houston Police Department that their responsibility was to seek justice during a tragedy, and that "in this case, that justice was no-bill."

After reviewing the evidence and deliberating for a several hours on Thursday, the jury decided not to indict Scott and the other five defendants: Shawna Boardman, John Junell, Brent Silberstein, Seyth Boardman and Emily Ockenden.

The grand jury's decision was announced on Thursday by Kim Ogg, the district attorney for Harris County, Texas. Ogg said that the grand jury had "reviewed all of the evidence" and found that "no crime did occur" and "no single individual was criminally responsible." To make sure the grand jury could determine the truth, "our investigators and prosecutors gave it everything they had."

He has not changed or said anything other than believing the system will operate in his favour since this case began, the attorney claimed prior to the no-bill announcement said Scott's lawyer Kent Schaffer 

"Today’s decision by the Harris County District Attorney confirms what we have known all along − that Travis Scott is not responsible for the AstroWorld tragedy," Schaeffer also stated that "This is consistent with investigative reporting by numerous media outlets and federal and state government reports that have squarely placed the onus for event safety crises on organizers, operators and contractors − not performers."

The Astroworld concert was held on November 5, 2021, at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. During Scott's performance, a crowd of 50’000 surge caused a crush that resulted in the deaths of 10 people. Hundreds of others were injured.

The grand jury's decision not to charge Scott with any criminal offenses is a significant development in the Astroworld case. However, it remains to be seen how the civil lawsuits will play out.

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