Rapper Takeoff was a member of hip-hop group Migos that soared to prominence off their viral 2013 hit “Versace,” which Drake remixed.
According To Tmz, The Altercation Broke Out During A Dice Game And Someone At The Scene Opened Fire.
Fox5 said in a report that around 50 people were present at the bowling alley at the time of the shooting. The outlet further said that two other people were injured in the incident and are being treated at a local hospital.
No information has been released by the police so far about the suspects.
Hours before the shooting, Takeoff had posted a photo on his Instagram story of himself at the bowling alley. He had released the music video of his new song “Messy” the day before, the Fox5 report said.
Born June 18, 1994, Takeoff was best known for his membership in Migos along with Quavo, his uncle, and Offset, his first cousin once removed who today is married to fellow rapper Cardi B.
The Atlanta-based Migos soared to prominence off their viral 2013 hit “Versace,” which Drake remixed.
Rapper Takeoff has been Shot Dead After An Altercation At A Bowling Alley.
The rapper – full name Kirshnik Khari Ball – was 28 years old.
Police officers were called at approximately 2.34 am local time (7.34 am GMT) about a shooting outside of 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in downtown Houston, where a private party of around 40 people was taking place.
Takeoff and his Migos bandmate Quavo were both in attendance. Quavo – real name Quavious Keyate Marshall – was not injured in the altercation. The third Migos member, Offset, was not present.
An argument emerged, reportedly after a game of dice, and shots were fired. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene.
Autopsy Reveals Takeoff Was Shot More Than Once
Takeoff was shot multiple times, the coroner’s report confirmed.
The Harris County Medical Examiner confirmed his cause of death was “penetrating gunshot wounds” and ruled his death as a “homicide”.
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His death has been mourned by industry figures and fans, with tributes for the late rapper pouring in on social media.
Celebrities including James Corden, Drake, SZA, Outkast, and Khloé Kardashian have shared posts remembering the rapper.
As of yet, no suspects have been arrested with Houston police chief Troy Finner calling on witnesses to “step up” with information about the shooting.
The police, as well as fans of the rapper, have urged others to remove graphic videos of the incident that have been circulating online.