Takeoff, one third of the group Migos. was shot and killed overnight at a Houston bowling alley. He was 28 years old.
The Houston Police Department said they were waiting on a medical examiner to make a formal announcement and notify the victim’s family, however, another individual close to the investigation confirmed the rapper’s passing.
rip takeoff 🙏
— Cole Bennett (@_ColeBennett_) November 1, 2022
Quavo, another member of the group Migos, was said to be with takeoff at the time of the incident. Two other victims were rushed to a hospital in private vehicles.
Gone way too soon 😥
A brother, a son, and a NORTH SIDE LEGEND! 🎯 #TakeOff #BETAwards
(🎥@ItsAmandaBooz @AngelaSimmons) pic.twitter.com/7gLCSBf7AC
— BET (@BET) November 1, 2022
Takeoff was known as a fan favorite from the group and was credited with initiating the stuttering, triplet delivery that came to infiltrate hip-hop and trickle into the pop sphere.
Celebrities like Sza and more shared their thoughts on social media.
This Takeoff shit so weird .. I’m genuinely creeped out by the world . I cried . God bless that man’s spirit his family and friends . SUCH A TALENTED SOUL .. ion understand
— SZA (@sza) November 1, 2022
Rest in peace to takeoff I just spoke to him too … I’m in shock right now, I can’t believe it. I pray to god it’s fake. This shit just isn’t fair bro wtf
— adin (@adinross) November 1, 2022
The event happened at roughly 2:35 AM at the bowling alley, which was on the third floor of San Jancinto and Dallas Street. The complex includes resultants and a Four Seasons hotel nearby.
There was a party going on that ended at roughly one in the morning, but the gathering carried over to later in the night. According to reports, forty people had gathered outside of the bar after closing when someone started to open fire. Security guards did not see who opened fire but confirmed they heard the shots.
In a statement released following his death, his lawyer Drew Findling wrote: “Takeoff was not only a brilliant musical artist with unlimited talent but also a uniquely kind and gentle soul. He will be greatly missed now and always.”