- Possible screaming 28-year-old rapper takeoff is shot and killed at a private party in Houston, Texas.
- Officials say it happened in the early morning hours of November 1 at a bowling alley in the city’s downtown.
- Officials say Takeoff, whose real name is Kirschnik KhariBall, was shot in the head or neck.
- He was pronounced dead at the scene. In emergency audio released after the shooting, dispatchers can be heard saying five shots were fired there. Five shots were fired from downstairs outside near 2004.
Officials with the Houston Police Department say between 40 and 50 people were at the private party that ended at about 01:00 in the morning. More than an hour later, at 02:40, a.m.Dispatch received a call about the deadly shooting. People next door are calling about discharging firearms.
According to TMZ, Takeoff and fellow Migo’s rapper Cuevowere playing dice when a fight broke out. After that, someone opened fire. Cuevo was not injured, but two other people were.
Police say they were taken to nearby hospitals in private vehicles. Right now, their conditions are unknown for discharge and firearms. Investigators on the scene found multiple shell casings on the third level of the building outside of the bowling and pool hall.
From here, investigators say they will look at surveillance video of the scene to determine what led up to the shooting. Takeoff and the group Migos rose to fame after their 2013 hit Versace was released. Takeoff was the youngest member of the group.
Quavo was his uncle and Third Offset was his cousin. For the latest developments in this story please read more.
What Happened to Takeoff?
Takeoff. One-third of the group, Migos, is dead after a fatal shooting in Houston, Texas, according to multiple reports.
The Houston Police Department confirms the shooting took place around 02:30, a.m.Local time, at a bowling alley in Houston, one victim was found deceased upon arrival. Authorities say that two other victims were taken to hospitals in private vehicles, but they did not reveal the identity of the deceased, or the injured.
According to TMZ, Takeoff and Cuevo, who were reportedly not harmed during the incident, were playing dice when an altercation broke out, and someone opened fire, shooting and killing Takeoff.
Takeoff was the youngest member of Migos. The whole world needs to know what I’m saying. If you’re a part of the culture and a part of hip-hop music, you need to know.
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You add fuel to the fire, you know what I’m saying? We love it. Make it go harder. The band was his family. Quavo, his uncle, and Offset, his cousin. All under one table. It’s one family.
There’s nobody going looking for a week to murder. Just minutes before the shooting, takeoff posted this pic to his Insta story, smoking at the venue.
ETS reached out to Houston police, Mikos, and Takeoff’s reps for comment. I can’t even believe it is true. It’s just messed up. Following the news of his death, stars were quick to send their condolences on social media. That’s crazy. God, take care of yourself. Take care of your friends. That is stupid. Stupid, man. This is just dumb. Christina Milion shared an emotional message, writing that she was definitely a fan. Young Miami Tweeting three heartbreak emojis, while Tiana Taylor shared a pic of the rapper begging for the news to just be a bad dream.