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Two people with ties to Illinois killed at Houston concert

Two people who knew an unidentified victim of a fatal incident at the Houston Astroworld concert embrace at a memorial on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021.

HOUSTON – The identifies of the eight people who died after fans at the Astroworld music festival in Houston suddenly thronged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott were released by authorities Monday.

They included a boy as young as 14 and were mostly from Texas, though some came from as far away as Illinois and Washington state.  

The dead ranged from 14 to 27 years old, according to Houston officials. As of Sunday, 13 people remained hospitalized.

Harris County official said Monday they didn’t have information on those who were hospitalized. 

 A spokeswoman for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office said their identifies were expected to be made public Monday. They included a teenager whose family said she loved to dance and a college student who wanted to join the Border Patrol some day.

Jacob “Jake” Jurinek, a junior at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale was among those killed. He studied art and media and was just short of his 21st birthday.

His friend, 21-year-old Franco Patino, was also killed. He attended the University of Dayton, working toward a mechanical engineering technology degree. His father, Julio, is from Naperville.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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