TMZ Hip Hop confirms that Takeoff, one-third of Migos, was shot and killed early Monday morning in Houston.
Multiple eyewitnesses and law enforcement officials have told us that the fatal shooting occurred at the 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston establishment at around 2:30 in the morning.
The story is that Takeoff and Quavo were playing dice when things became heated and someone fired shots, striking Takeoff somewhere on or near the head. On the spot, he was pronounced dead.
TMZ Hip Hop has obtained footage from the scene, and in it, you can see a group of people gathered around Takeoff, including Quavo (wearing an orange shirt). Quavo called for assistance when they attempted to lift him and then set him back down.
Two additional persons were reportedly shot and taken to the hospital in private vehicles, according to the police. Where they stand medically is unknown. It seems that Quavo escaped unharmed.
Takeoff had uploaded a bowling selfie just hours before the shooting. Early in the evening, Quavo tweeted a video of himself and Jas Prince, who was celebrating his birthday, travelling about Houston.
Takeoff (born Kirsnik Khari Ball) was the youngest of the Migos members. Both Quavo and Offset were relatives of his family.
Their first single, "Versace," was released in 2013, and they have since gone on to become a multi-platinum success story, having formed in Georgia in 2008.
In 2016, "Bad and Boujee" would become their most successful single to date, topping the Billboard charts at an impressive number one position.
Quavo and Takeoff have collaborated on a number of projects, the most recent being "Unc & Phew."
Their newest music video, for the song "Messy," premiered on Monday. Takeoff was 28. #RIP
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