Atlanta rapper Takeoff shot to death in Houston, TMZ reports

Former Migos rapper Takeoff

HOUSTON – Rapper Takeoff, a member of the popular Atlanta group Migos, is dead in a shooting at a Houston bowling alley.

TMZ Hip Hop reports from multiple witnesses and law enforcement sources that the 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was killed at a bowling alley in the Texas city shortly after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to KPRC and TMZ, an altercation broke out during a dice game and someone at the scene opened fire, hitting Ball in either the neck or head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Footage obtained by TMZ shows Quavo, another former member of Migos, yelling for help after the shooting.

At the time of the shooting, around 40 to 50 people were at the bowling alley. At least two others have been injured in the shooting. They have been transported to local hospital. Their condition is unknown.

Investigators have not released any information about possible suspects in the shooting.

Hours before the shooting, Takeoff shared a photo on his Instagram story of himself at the bowling alley. He had just released the music video for his new song “Messy” the day before.

Migos was formed by Takeoff, his uncle Quavo, and his cousin Offset in 2008 in Georgia.

Takeoff posted this picture on Instagram earlier in the night

Earlier in the night, just hours before the shooting, Takeoff took to social media to share a selfie from the bowling alley.

This is so sad! I just don’t understand why people have to resort to shooting and killing someone over an argument. This makes me so angry! R.I.P. Takeoff. I pray that God gives the family peace and understanding at this time.