HOUSTON - As we learn more about the horrific events that happened on the first day of the Astroworld Concert over the weekend, we are now hearing from the family of one of the victims, Axel Acosta Avila.
Axel's father, Edgar, and family, spoke about the devastating moment they learned their loved one Axel was one of eight who had died at the event.
"It was only until they found a picture of their loved one going around the Internet that they found out," said Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing the family.
Edgar tells us, he called everyone frantically trying to locate his son, who by now was not answering his phone.
"We called the hospitals, the sheriff’s office and they told me no, we have all the names on a list and he is not on that list," said Edgar.
Edgar says he even called the unification center that was set up for the families of the victims, but they too, told them he was not on any of their list of those dead or injured.
It’s believed Axel passed away due to Compressive Asphyxiation.
"The immense force of the crowd created such pressure on his body that he could not breathe, the air was literally slowly squeezed out of him sending his heart into cardiac arrest," said Buzbee.
Their attorney, Tony Buzbee, who is now also representing 35 plaintiffs say, the concert was poorly organized and poorly planned which led to the deaths.
Buzbee says he is suing promoters, managers, Live Nation, and Travis Scott.
He claims the performer is known to entice crowds putting others in danger. With this lawsuit, Buzbee is hoping to change how concerts are put-on, organized, and managed in the U.S. and the world.
"We are trying to make things change in these types of events because today is me, but this could be you," said Edgar.