Migos Trending: Reports Surface That Rapper Takeoff Shot Dead in Houston at 28
Reports have surfaced that the Grammy-award-winning rapper Takeoff from the group the Migos was shot dead in Houston, Texas.
UPDATE: 2 other victims taken in private vehicles to hospitals.
Media partners: We are not releasing an identity of the deceased victim until his family is notified & ID verified by Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
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— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 1, 2022
Multiple sources say Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot over a dice game. He was one-third of rap trio Migos alongside his uncle, Quavo and cousin once removed, Offset.
According to HPD Lt. Salazar, 40 to 50 people were at 810 Billiards & Bowling, located at 1201 San Jacinto, around 2:40 a.m. when the shooting took place. Two additional victims were located at nearby hospitals, HPD said.
Photos posted to social media by TMZ showTakeoff wearing a white shirt with black pants and Quavo in orange trying to help him.
A video of the aftermath showed a man matching the description of the rapper lying motionless on the ground.
This is a developing story. Very sad.
Updating our story. Takeoff from Migos is dead. Quavo was not shot. This is wild. Sending condolences to the family.
— Jason Lee (@theonlyjasonlee) November 1, 2022
We will not post gruesome videos or photos out of respect for the family. But here are photos of Takeoff that show him in his light as one of the members of The Migos.