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9-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest Astroworld victim, is in a medically induced coma in a Houston ICU.

Ezra suffered a severe brain injury during a crowd surge at Travis Scott's music festival at NRG Park on Friday.

Ezra was on his father's shoulders when the crowd surge began. His dad, Treston Blount, lost consciousness and both were trampled at the front of the stage.

Dad and son were separated in the ensuing chaos. Ezra was transported to a hospital in critical condition and admitted into ICU under the name "John Doe."

His family located him at the hospital and identified him.

They are distraught and demanding answers.

"How could this happen in the city of Houston? You know, when we go to concerts and different events we expect safety and security," Ezra's grandfather told ABC News.

Treston Blount launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for his son's medical expenses.

He wrote in the summary:

"We attended Travis Scott's Astro world fest I had my son on my shoulders awaiting drakes stage appearance I began to be crushed until I couldn't breathe I passed out And I woke up and my son was gone and due to his severe injuries which are swelling in the back of brain damage and trauma to nearly all organs we are certain that he was trampled and is still in induced coma we are thankful for his life and thankful for all the prayers and positivity we are asking for donations for his medical bills and anything that comes along with this tragedy."

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YouTuber Tré Melvin suffered a brain injury in a hit-and-run car crash that killed his best friend, Katherya, early Monday.

A statement posted on Melvin's Twitter account announced that they both suffered brain injuries, Katherya was unresponsive and she later died.

Melvin updated his followers on his medical condition: "to those asking, i'm (physically) okay. i was knocked unconscious on impact and my brain bled fairly heavily but the bleeding stabilized this morning. my neck + my back want me dead, but that's what meds are for. i'm alive and i’m grateful."

Melvin asked for donations to pay his best friend's funeral costs.

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "to whoever hit us, and ran: kathy is now an ancestor. she will lead us to you."

The news comes a month after YouTube demonetized Melvin's videos when he appeared to support looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

"i will no longer allow the platform to censor my pain," he tweeted. "i will no longer allow the platform to demonetize my pain. i will no longer sit at a table both my blackness and my queerness have never truly been welcome at. i will build my own."

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