Takeoff was struck and killed by a stray bullet.
Takeoff (whose real name was Kirsnick Khari Ball), was one of three members of the group Migos, who was killed by a stray bullet during a shooting that occurred in Houston, Texas on November 1, 2022.
The late rapper’s manager shared the following statement on social media, condemning his death.
Takeoff killed in shooting
According to multiple news outlets, Takeoff was outside of a bowling alley in Houston, Texas when he was struck by a stray bullet and killed.
Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said this at a news conference Tuesday: “Police received a call of a shooting in progress around 2:34 a.m. local time. Officers arrived to the 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston where there was a private party and found a dead man at the scene.”
It is unsure why the shooting took place, but reports have been circulated that Quavo was the one arguing with a group of people outside of the bowling alley and Takeoff- in addition to the rest of his party- were seen backing him up before gunshots rang out and the fatal incident occurred.
Takeoff suffered two gunshot wounds, one of which struck him in the head causing his death. Arrests have yet to be made but the police are asking witnesses to come forward with any information they may have regarding what took place.
Migos member and celebrities mourn the death of Takeoff
Takeoff was one of three members of the platinum-selling rap group, Migos. The group was founded in 2008 and featured rappers Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset.
Offset and Cardi B, who share daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, 4, and son Wave Set Cephus, 1, shared touching tributes to Takeoff through social media. Offset ended up changing his Instagram icon on Wednesday, November 2, to a photo of Takeoff smiling for the camera accompanied by a heart emoji.
Quavo, Takeoff’s uncle, was reportedly present during the incident and has not yet shared any public words or tributes regarding Takeoff’s death.
The music community and friends of the raper are still mourning Takeoff’s death, offering tributes to the late rapper through social media. Artists like Drake, Future, Ja Rule, and Keke Palmer are remembering the rapper through touching words, photos, and videos.
Published by HOLR Magazine.