HPD said Atlanta-based rap trio TakeOff and Quavo were at a private party at 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley before the fatal shooting.
Kirsnick Khari Ball, known as Takeoff, was there migos along with Quavo and offset. A representative of the Migos members, who was not authorized to speak publicly, confirmed the death to The Associated Press.
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The Houston Police Department said TakeOff and Quavo of the Atlanta-based rap trio were at a private party at the 810 billiards and bowling alley before the fatal shooting.
Houston Police Department investigators said they would not release the victim’s identity until family members were notified and the identity verified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
However, investigators said the victim was a black man in his late 20s.
No arrests have been announced in the deadly shooting.
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This happened around 2:35 a.m. on a balcony outside the bowling alley, which is on the third floor of a building San Jacinto Street and Dallas Street. The complex also includes restaurants, a House of Blues and is close to the Four Seasons Hotel.
Police said the party ended at 1am but continued until 2am. A group of about 40 people gathered outside the third floor bar after it closed when someone started shooting. There were security forces in the area who heard the shots but did not see who opened fire.
When the shooting started, people from the crowd ran away from the scene. Police said the victim was shot in the head or neck.
Two other victims were taken to hospitals in private vehicles, police said. Their identities were also not released.
Homicide investigators are on site. Anyone with information about what happened is encouraged to call HPD Homicide.
Who was Migos rapper TakeOff?
Takeoff was the youngest member of Migos, the rap trio from suburban Atlanta that also included his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset. They celebrated their first breakthrough in 2013 with the huge hit “Versace”. The song was remixed by Drake, which further increased its popularity.
The group had four top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, although Takeoff wasn’t on their multi-week No. 1 “Bad and Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert. They released a trilogy of albums called Culture, Culture II, and Culture III, with the first two albums reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. They also received an ASCAP Vanguard Award in 2018 for their streaming success with multiplatinum songs like “Motorsport (featuring Cardi B and Nicki Minaj)”, “Stir Fry” and “Walk It Talk It”.
The trio also played a fictionalized version of themselves on an episode of the hit TV show Atlanta, but the group was not currently dating.
Offset, who is married to Cardi B, released a solo album in 2019, while Takeoff and Quavo released a collaborative album, Only Built for Infinity Links, last month.
Fans mourn TakeOff
Isaiah Lopez, 24, said he rushed down from his home in Humble after hearing that Takeoff had been killed.
“He was one of our favourites, mine and my brother’s. That’s all we would hear,” Lopez said as he carried a dozen roses that he planned to place near the scene of the shooting. “As soon as my brother called me and said, ‘The start is gone,’ I had to come here and pay my respects.”
Thomas Moreno, 30, who lives about five minutes from the scene of the shooting, said he met TakeOff at an event at a Houston bar and restaurant in June and said he was “a really nice guy.”
“I think it’s just another good person gone too soon,” Moreno said. “It happens every day, but it hurts even more when it’s someone so talented and so young.”
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