The first victims of the eight who died Friday at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Houston were identified Saturday afternoon. Franco Patino, 21, was a student at the University of Dayton from Naperville, Illinois. The college confirmed the mechanical engineering major’s death to local station WHIO. He was a member of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the fraternity Alpha Psi Lambda. On social media, Patino joked about advanced calculus equations and often praised his “Dayton Family.” Rudy Peña, a man from Laredo, Texas, also died in the tragedy. His family confirmed his death to local news outlet the Laredo Morning Times. They discovered he was dead around 12:30 a.m. His sister Jennifer Peña told LMT, “My brother was the sweetest person, friendly, outgoing, he had many friends because he was always there for everyone. Yes, he was a big fan of Travis, he loved his music.” Peña appeared to have recently celebrated his 23rd birthday on social media. A high school in Houston also put out a statement Saturday saying one of its students, a 9th grader, had been killed. The letter from M . . . read the full article here.
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LOC: NRG Park
DATE: 21, today, Friday, Saturday, 10-year-old
TIME: afternoon, last night, 9:30, minutes, 40 minutes later, around 12:30 a.m.
ORDINAL: 9th, first
PRODUCT: Alpha Psi Lambda
CARDINAL: 14, 27, One, one, eight, Two dozen, more than 300
WORK_OF_ART: Dayton Family