Houston police confirmed that a man killed at a bowling alley shooting early Tuesday was rapper Takeoff of the Atlanta-based group Migos — as they put out a call for the public to help in identifying his killer.

Takeoff, whose real name is Kirsnick Khari Ball, was fatally shot at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Takeoff was one third of the Grammy-nominated group Migos alongside Quavo and Offset. Quavo, who is Takeoff’s uncle, was also at the party when the shooting broke out but wasn’t injured.

Two other unidentified victims were treated in local hospitals, according to cops.

Dozens of people had gathered on the outside balcony of the bowling alley on the third-floor of the building in a retail complex, according to police.

There were no arrests announced.

Two other unidentified victims were treated in local hospitals.
Two other unidentified victims were treated in local hospitals.

Takeoff was fatally shot at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Takeoff was fatally shot at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Houston police hold a press conference about the shooting.
Houston police hold a press conference about the shooting.

Takeoff was one third of the Grammy-nominated group Migos.
Takeoff was one third of the Grammy-nominated group Migos.

A body was loaded into the medical examiner’s van more than seven hours after the shooting, the Associated Press reported.

After news of the shooting broke but before police confirmed the identity of the victim, fans flocked to the retail center in mourning.

“He was one of our favorites, mine and my brother’s,” said Isiah Lopez, who came from the Houston suburb of Humble to lay roses near the site of the shooting. “As soon as my brother called me and said, ‘Takeoff is gone,’ I had to come over here and pay my respects.”

Migos rapper Takeoff was killed during a fight over a dice game in downtown Houston, police confirmed.
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Atlanta-based Migos started in 2008 and released songs like “Versace” and “Bad and Boujee” but apparently split up with Offset, who is married to Cardi B. Takeoff and Quavo continued as a duo sometimes going as Unc & Phew, and released a music video for their song “Messy” last month.

With Post wires



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