Takeoff, a Migos rapper, was shot and died young Tuesday morning (Nov. 1) in Houston, Texas. As reported by a Houston Police Department spokesperson, the rapper, who was one among the Migos trio beside his uncle, Quavo, and cousin, Offset, was at a private party at a bowling alley in downtown Houston with Quavo around 2:35 a.m. when shots rang out during an afterparty attended by around 40 people.
According to KHOU, someone began shooting, causing guests to escape the area, with one victim, Takeoff, being hit in the head or neck. Two more unnamed casualties were allegedly carried in private automobiles to a nearby hospital.
A spokesman for Offset had not responded to demands for comment on the incident as of press time, and a Houston PD spokesperson stated there was no new information on the injured or suspects in custody.
UPDATE: 2 other victims taken in private vehicles to hospitals.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 1, 2022
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However, according to TMZ, Takeoff and Quavo were at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston attempting to play dice at the afterparty when someone began firing, with the location posting stills and video of Quavo and others gathered around Takeoff as Quavo starts shouting for someone to help them; Quavo never was injured in the incident and did not appear to have posted about it at press time.
The horrifying killing occurred only hours after Quavo and Offset's side project duo, Unc & Phew, debuted a new Halloween-themed video for their song "Messy."