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28-Year-Old African-American Rapper, Takeoff, Dies After Gunshot

Takeoff, a third of Migos, an African-American hip-hop group has died after a morning shooting in Houston.

Law enforcement sources and multiple witnesses claim that the fatal accident happened just after 2:30 a.m. When officers received a call about a man who was shot dead at a bowling alley called 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston.

Takeoff
Source; TMZ

According to sources, Takeoff and Quavo were playing dice when a fight broke out, and then someone shot Takeoff in the head or near his head and was immediately pronounced dead at the scene.

In footage obtained by TMZ Hip Hop, one can see Quavo – in an orange shirt – and others gathering around Takeoff. At first they tried to move him, but they set him down and Quavo shouted for someone to get help.

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Local police spoke to TMZ, reporting that two other people were shot dead and taken to the hospital in private cars.

A few hours before the incident, Takeoff posted a selfie of the bowling alley. Quavo also posted a video earlier in the evening of himself driving through Houston with Gus Prince, who was celebrating his birthday.

28-Year-Old African-American Rapper, Takeoff, Dies After Gunshot

Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khare Paul, was the youngest member of the Migos. Quavo was his uncle and Offset was his cousin.

They met as a group in Georgia in 2008 and became multi-platinum hitmakers. In 2013 they released their first big hit “Versace”. In 2016, they reached number one on Billboard with “Bad and Boujee.”

Recently, Quavo and Offset started a duo project, Unc & Phew. They just released their latest music video for “Messy” on Monday.

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