Award-winning rapper and Migos group member Takeoff was shot and killed in Houston in the wee hours of Tuesday, TMZ reported. The fatal incident is said to have occurred at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston.
The 28-year-old, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, was with fellow band member Quavo when he was shot and killed. An individual at the scene is said to have opened fire after an altercation escalated while Takeoff and Quavo were playing dice.
The deceased rapper was struck in the head or close to that area of his body. Authorities reportedly pronounced him dead at the scene. Quavo did not sustain any injury, but two people sustained wounds from the shooting. They were transported to the hospital for treatment.
Hours before the fatal encounter, Takeoff took to Instagram Stories to share a photo of him at the bowling alley. A video of the fatal encounter was obtained by TMZ. The news outlet reported that the footage showed Quavo and others coming to Takeoff’s aid after he was shot. Quavo, who is Takeoff’s uncle, also shouted for someone to seek help.
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