According to authorities, Rapper Takeoff passed away from gunshot wounds to the head and torso after being wounded outside a private party at a bowling alley in downtown Houston on Wednesday.
The Houston-based Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences conducted an autopsy before making the decision, and it comes as authorities continue to ask the public’s assistance in finding the person or persons who killed the rapper on Tuesday. Takeoff was killed by gunshots that penetrated his head, torso, and arm, and his manner of death was deemed to be homicide.
Rapper Takeoff Dies
Takeoff or Kirsnick Khari Ball, joined forces with his cousin Offset and uncle Quavo to form the Atlanta suburb-based rap group Migos, which has been nominated for a Grammy.
Around 2:30 in the morning, the 28-year-old rapper was slain. After a private party on Tuesday, shooting broke out in front of 810 Billiards & Bowling.
According to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, the 40 partygoers who left after the shooting are being sought out by investigators.
According to Finner, there were at least two gunshots. He added that two further people were shot at but sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospitals in private vehicles.
Takeoff was “well respected,” according to Finner, and there was “no reason to assume he was engaged in any illegal activity at the time.”
In a statement shared on Instagram, Quality Control, the record company for Migos, lamented Takeoff’s passing. In the statement, it was said that “another life has been gone from this planet and we are devastated.”
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The Houston bowling alley is located in a three-story shopping centre with upscale restaurants, a House of Blues, and a Four Seasons hotel.
On the ground level of the shopping centre, fans had erected a memorial of flowers, candles, and a teddy bear.
The murder of Takeoff occurred at a time when Houston was receiving national attention due to the Astros baseball team’s most watched World Series run since 2019. A significant political concern in this year’s midterm elections is criminality, as well.
While noting that some violent crime rates are down from the previous year, Houston’s mayor and police chief acknowledged such worries. Despite declining to claim that his involvement in music had anything to do with Takeoff’s murder, Finner stated he wanted to meet with other hip-hop artists to discuss violence.
In 2013, Migos made their breakthrough with the huge smash “Versace.” Takeoff was not featured on their multi-week No. 1 single “Bad and Boujee,” which featured Lil Uzi Vert, but they still had four Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. The first two albums in their trilogy, “Culture,” “Culture II,” and “Culture III,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album list.
Offset, the spouse of Cardi B, released a solo album in 2019, and Takeoff and Quavo only last month put out their collaborative album “Only Built for Infinity Links.”