Chicago’s Chance The Rapper is speaking out after the latest Texas bomb attack narrowly missed killing a pedestrian. The hip-hop star has relied on social media to explain the importance of action needing to take place.
Chance went to Twitter to address the near-fatal Tuesday explosion around a FedEx facility near San Antonio.
Someone is serial murdering Black and Latino men and women in Texas right now. One of them was just a boy. Hold your leaders accountable. Even if you aren’t from Texas, your elected officials should be talking about this. #AustinBombings
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) March 20, 2018
The publicized attack may have direct connections to last week’s Austin bombs.
A bomb blast that rocked a Texas FedEx facility near San Antonio on Tuesday widened the destructive path of a serial bomber but provided “extensive evidence” that may have narrowed the intense manhunt for the killer. The package bomb that exploded near San Antonio was mailed from Austin, where four bombings this month have killed two people, wounded four more and stumped hundreds of local, state and federal law enforcement officers. One worker suffered minor injuries in Tuesday’s blast, authorities said. (USA Today)
There is reportedly a major reward for anyone able to help law enforcement locate and arrest the person behind the widespread bombs.
Speaking through the media, officials have appealed to the bomber to reveal the motives for the attacks. They have also asked the public for any tips, offering a $115,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit. (Reuters)
A few days ago, an alleged bomb scare forced hip-hop group The Roots to cancel a South By Southwest performance in Austin, Texas.
— SXSW (@sxsw) March 18, 2018
Due to a security concern we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's event. Your safety and the safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority.
— Bud Light (@budlight) March 18, 2018