Popular US rapper and member of Migos group, Kirshnik Khari Ball, popularly known as “Takeoff” has died at the age of 28 after being shot in Houston Texas in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The musician, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, is said to have been playing a dice game with his bandmate Quavo when a fight broke out at bowling alley 810 Billiards & Bowling at 2.30am.
A shooter opened fire, killing Takeoff and injuring two others who were taken to hospital.
Law enforcement rushed to the scene, where Takeoff was pronounced dead.
A couple of hours before the shooting, Takeoff posted a selfie from the bowling alley. Quake had posted video earlier in the night, driving around Houston with Jas Prince, who was celebrating his birthday.
His major streaming hit songs were “Versace” and “Bad and boujee” in 2017. His song culture topped the pop charts in both the U.S and Canada.
Along with his contributions to migos, Takeoff released his solo full length debut, The Last Rocket, in 2018, along with singles like the 2022 Rich the kid collaboration “Crypto”. Also, in 2022, he released a full album with fellow Migos member Quavo titled ‘Only built for infinity links’.
A Houston Police spokesperson told reporters Migos rappers Takeoff and Quavo were at the scene but will not be releasing the formal identity of the male deceased yet.