Migos rapper Takeoff killed in shooting in Houston, Texas
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A shooting investigation is underway in Houston, Texas. One man is dead and two others are injured following an early-morning shooting, according to Houston Police Department.
Takeoff and Quavo, part of the Atlanta-based hip-hop group Migos, were present when the shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. at a bowling alley in downtown Houston.
TMZ was the first to report that Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, is dead. The Associated Press was next to report Takeoff’s death, saying a representative confirmed it with them.
Police officials in Texas confirmed Takeoff was killed during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Ball, age 28, was born in Lawrenceville, according to Wikipedia. He performed with family members Quavo and Offset. The group initially performed under the stage name Polo Club, but eventually changed it to Migos. They released their first full-length project, a mixtape titled Jung Season, in 2011.
No arrests have been made at this time. The Houston Police Department says it will be sending out a press release soon.
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