Rapper Takeoff, a 28-year-old member of the trio Migos, was shot dead on Tuesday at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. He died when he was with uncle Quavo and his cousin Offset. The rapper, originally named Kirshnik Khari Ball, died when he and Quavo were playing the disc at 2:30 am.
A spokesperson of the Houston Police Department said that the rapper was shot while he was at an afterparty along with 40 others, as reported by Billboard, an American music and entertainment magazine.
The afterparty was held at the 810 Billards & Bowling Houston where the shots were fired killing Takeoff on the scene, while Quavo was not injured in the firing.
TMZ, an American entertainment news website, acquired footage of the firing scene in which rapper Takeoff is seen surrounded by Quavo and others. Quavo called for help. The police informed TMZ, “2 other people were shot and were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. We do not know their conditions. Quavo was not injured.”
According to TMZ reports, before the rapper died from the firing, he uploaded a selfie of himself from the bowling alley. Quavo posted a video driving around Houston with Jas Prince, celebrating his birthday.
Rise of Takeoff
In 1994, Takeoff was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The rapper began his career in 2008, collaborating with Quavo and Offset with a name, Polo Club. With the release of their debut mixtape Juug Season, the group officially named themselves Migos.
The trio of rappers came out to be multi-platinum stars with Versace in 2013. Later on, they were at the top of Billboard in 2016 with Bad and Boujee.