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Famous Rapper Takeoff Shot Fatally in Texas, Report Reveals

Takeoff, one of the rappers from the famous hip-hop trio Migos was reportedly shot and killed.

Dice Game Gone Wrong

The incident occurred around 2:30 in the morning on Tuesday, November 1 in Houston, Texas, a report released by TMZ reveals. Kirshnik Khari Ball, also known as Takeoff was together with Quave and Offset at a bowling alley called 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston.

Allegedly Takeoff and Quavo participated in a dice game when the shooting began near the bowling alley. One of the gunshots fatally wounded Takeoff, while two other individuals were also shot. What’s known so far is that Quavo wasn’t harmed during the shooting.

A police investigation is currently ongoing. There’s still no information detailing what caused the shooting and who was the person that fatally shot and killed Takeoff. So far it is known that Takeoff was either wounded in his head or near his head. Reports reveal that he was pronounced dead at the scene while graphic footage from the scene shows the famous rapper lying on the floor with people around him.

Takeoff was one of the founders of Migos, a famous American hip-hop group founded in 2008 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Besides Takeoff, other founding members include Takeoff’s uncle, Quavo, and his first cousin, Offset. One of the most famous songs of the trio is “Versace” which debuted in 2013.

After that, in 2014, Migos released other singles such as “Fight Night”, followed by “Look at my Dab” in 2015 and other hits that included “MotorSport” featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B from 2017. The band’s second studio album dubbed Culture was released in January 2017. In its first week of release, the album sold 44,000 copies and in July of the same year was certified as platinum.