TMZ reported that the youngest rapper of Migos, Takeoff, was fatally shot early Tuesday morning at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. Houston police confirmed that one person was killed at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston; they didn’t immediately release the victim’s identity.
TMZ reported that the 28-year-old victim was named Kirshnik Khari Ball and is a member of the hip hop group Takeoff. They also stated that law enforcement sources confirmed the victim’s death to them.
TMZ reported that Quavo, a Migos rapper, knelt over Takeoff’s lifeless body during the middle of a dice game at 2:30 am. A dispute between the two groups broke out and Takeoff was shot near his head.
Two others were shot at the scene and taken to a private hospital. Experts confirmed that two additional people died as a result of their gunshot wounds.
No information has been released about their identities and conditions. TMZ reported that Quavo was not injured during the shooting.
Migos is a rap trio from the suburbs of Atlanta that includes Takeoff, the group’s youngest member. The group first became popular through the release of “Versace” in 2013. This song was remixed by Drake and increased the song’s popularity.
The Migos scored four No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, but Takeoff wasn’t featured on the multi-week No. 1 “Bad and Boujee” by Lil Uzi Vert. Instead, his solo track “Motorsport” was featured on that song’s remix. They went on to release three albums as a group: Culture, Culture II and Culture III. The first two albums topped the Billboard 200 album chart and also earned them an ASCAP Vanguard Award in 2018. Besides their success with hit songs, they received platinum streaming awards for songs like “Walk It Talk It,” “Stir Fry” and “Motorsport.”
A fictional version of the group played a role in an episode of the popular TV show Atlanta. However, the trio wasn’t actually together at the time.
In January 2019, Migos and Offset released a joint album. The same month, Quavo and Takeoff released a solo album after collaborating on Only Built for Infinity Links.