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Migos rapper Takeoff shot, killed in Houston

Rapper Takeoff was shot and killed outside a Houston bowling alley, allegedly while playing dice, according to reports. He was 28.

TMZ is reporting that Takeoff, one-third of the hip-hop group Migos, was killed early Tuesday morning. Law enforcement and witnesses said it happened around 2:30 a.m. at a bowling alley.

Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, and groupmate Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, were at the bowling alley allegedly playing dice with another group when an altercation broke out and someone opened fire, hitting Takeoff, TMZ reported.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The media outlet also reported Quavo was not injured.

Two other people may have been shot in the altercation as well, but there was no immediate word on their conditions. No arrests have been announced.

Takeoff was the youngest member of Migos, the rap trio from suburban Atlanta that also featured his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus. They first broke through with the massive hit “Versace” in 2013. The song was remixed by Drake, heightening its popularity.


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