An investigation is underway by the Houston Police Department into the shooting death of Migos rapper Takeoff at a bowling alley in the early hours of November 1. Keeping reading for the latest information in Takeoff’s shooting case.
Takeoff Was Shot and Killed
The Atlanta-based artist — real name Kirshnik Khari Ball — was shot in the head or neck at private party held at downtown Houston’s 810 Billiards & Bowling at approximately 2:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His death was confirmed by the Associated Press via a representative for members of Migos who was not authorized to speak publicly.
Takeoff’s Migos partner and uncle, Quavo, was with him when he was shot, as Houston Police officials said they were “informed” that Takeoff and Quavo were at the bowling alley at the time of the shooting. The HPD added that 40 to 50 people were at the location when the shooting took place.
In video obtained by TMZ, Quavo — real name Quavious Keyate Marshall — was seen yelling for help next to what appears to be Takeoff’s body, and later heard on the phone with what was presumably a 911 operator. Two additional victims were “taken in private vehicles to hospitals” where they are currently being treated, the Houston Police department revealed at a press conference.
Who Shot Takeoff?
So far, no suspect information has been released and no arrests have been made.
Why Was Someone With a Firearm Allowed in the Bowling Alley?
A Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission spokesperson told KPRC, “This business holds a Mixed Beverage Permit along with a Food and Beverage certificate, meaning the business is not required to restrict the presence of firearms on the premises. TABC has opened an investigation into the shooting and is working with local law enforcement to gather evidence and determine what took place.”
“If the investigation were to find that the business’ policies, procedures or practices contributed to the fatal shooting, potential penalties could include a civil fine or a temporary suspension of their liquor license,” the spokesperson added.