Takeoff member of rap group Migos rapper shot to death in Houston at 28
American rapper Takeoff, from the group Migos, was shot to death at the age of 28 in Houston, Texas.
The star was killed at a bowling alley where he was playing craps with his uncle and bandmate Quavo on Tuesday.
A delegate for the performer, genuine name Kirshnik Khari Ball, affirmed the news to the Related Press.
Migos were one of the most influential groups of their generation, pioneering a staccato, staccato triplet style of rapping known as “Migos flow”.
The band, which broke up earlier this year, has had several international hits, including Bad and Boujee, Versace and Walk It Talk It.
‘Tell me this isn’t true’ – follow reaction to Takeoff’s death
The shooting took place around 02:30 local time (0730 GMT) on a balcony outside 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley.
Police said 40 to 50 guests were at a private party when someone opened fire. Safety officers in the space heard the shots however didn’t have the foggiest idea about who discharged the firearm.
At the point when they showed up, officials said they found a huge group and a man in his 20s with a shot injury to the head or neck. He was articulated dead at the scene.
Departure was recognized as the casualty by news sources including TMZ, Assortment and the Hollywood Journalist.
However, police told the BBC they would not officially confirm the identity until the victim’s family is notified.
Reports that Quavo was additionally harmed in the episode have not been affirmed. Police said two other injured victims were taken to hospital in private vehicles.
Takeoff’s attorney, Drew Findling, told the New York Times that the rapper’s death was “a devastating loss, particularly for Atlanta.”
There was “a sense of peace in the aura of him,” Findling said, adding, “The world was starting to learn about Takeoff. It was his time to shine.”
Tributes have been posted on social media. “Everlastingly a legend, can’t trust this,” Lil Siphon composed on Instagram; while Ja Rule posted an emoticon of a pigeon and sent “love to loved ones.”
Music chief Cole Bennett tweeted that “nothing appears to be legit any longer. Nothing by any means”; and Squeeze Wayne posted a refrain about Departure, saying “it won’t ever seem OK”,
“Takeoff [was] probably the least problematic rapper,” actress Masika Kalysha added. “He doesn’t bother anyone and stays out of the way.”
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