Rapper Takeoff shot and killed


Bryan Steffy

Member of the Migos, Takeoff.

Takeoff, a member of the rap group Migos, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Houston, Texas.
Police received a call about a shooting in progress at around 2:34 a.m., HPD, Chief Troy Finner, said during a news conference Tuesday. Officers found a man dead at the scene, at the 810 Billiards & Bowling where a private party was held.
Two other people were also injured during the incident, a 23 year old man and a 24 year old woman. They were able to take themselves to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, said Sgt. Michael Arrington with the HPD’s homicide division.
Employees told the police that there was an argument going on after the party ended. A large group of people gathered at the front door area of the building, which soon led to the shooting. Around 40 people were there at the time of the shooting.
Arrington said, “A lot of people that were there fled the scene and did not stick around to give a statement.”
Finner identified the deceased man as Takeoff, a member of the rap group Migos, he was 28.
Finner received many calls from Houston and outside of Houston and everyone spoke of how great of a young man he is, how peaceful, and what a great artist he was. He later added that Takeoff was very well respected and nonviolent.
“I would not expect him to be involved … We have no reason to believe that he was involved in anything criminal at the time,” Finner said.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said they have met with Takeoff’s mother. He says, “It doesn’t matter how famous you are. You may not be famous at all. Anybody who loses his or her life is a life lost, and there are family members and friends who are grieving as a result.”
Police are still unsure of who the shooter is and this case is undergoing investigation.