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Details on Fatal Shooting of Migos Rapper, Takeoff

Takeoff, part of the platinum-selling rap group Migos, was fatally shot on Tuesday in Houston, Texas, say authorities, at the age of 28.

Houston police department said they received a call of a shooting in progress at around 2:34 am. Officers then arrived at the 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston, where there was a private party, and there happened to be a dead man at the scene. 

The Harris County Medical Examiners’ Office listed the manner of death as a homicide, with “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into the arm” stated as his cause of death.

At this time, no suspects have been arrested, authorities have said. They requested that any witnesses who left the scene come forward with additional information. 

Additionally, two other people – a 24-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man – were also injured in the shooting, and they took themselves to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Sgt Michael Arrington of the police department’s homicide division. 

According to CNN, “Employees told police an argument took place after the party ended when a large group of people gathered at the front door area outside of the building, which led to the shooting. At least 40 people were at the scene at the time of the shooting.”

Later on, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner identified the deceased male as Takeoff of the rap group, Migos.

Chief Finner said, “Sometimes the hip-hop community gets a bad name. I’m calling upon everybody – our hip-hop artists in Houston and around the nation – we’ve got to police ourselves. There are so many talented individuals, men, and women, in that community, who I love and I respect, and we all need to stand together and make sure no one tears down that industry.”

“I got many calls from Houston and outside of Houston, and everyone spoke of what a great young man he is, how peaceful he is, what a great artist he is,” Finner said.

Stars react to Takeoff’s tragic death

Since the announcement of his death, the hip-hop and rap community has been reacting to the tragic news. Still recovering from the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock in September, stars took to social media on Tuesday to pay tribute to Takeoff.

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Actress Keke Palmer shared on Instagram, “This is horrible. From the tragedy of the death to the tragedy of there being a video of it online. It’s all just traffic, and I am so sorry to his whole family and all he touched. Really terrible.”

Rapper Ja Ruled aired his grievances about the violent death.

The Atlanta Falcons also released a statement on Twitter. 

Migos take the world by storm in 2013

Before becoming an international rap star, Takeoff began performing with his fellow rapper and uncle Quavo, along with Offset as Migos in 2008. The trio later found fame in 2013 with their single titled “Versace.” Additionally, their success increased in 2016 with the release of one of their greatest hits, “Bad and Boujee,” which featured famous recording artist Lil Uzi Vert. 

The song grew in popularity after star Donald Glover name-dropped the single during his acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.

During an interview conversation on the podcast “Drink Champs” just days before his death, Takeoff states, “It’s time to pop it, you know what I mean? It’s time to give me my flowers; you know what I mean? I don’t want them later on when I ain’t here.”

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