Migos rapper Takeoff dies at 28 after shooting in Houston

The incident occurred early Tuesday morning
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By , Audacy

Takeoff, one-third of the GRAMMY-winning group Migos, was shot and killed on Tuesday morning according to multiple reports. The rapper, also known as Kirshnik Khari Ball, was 28 years old.

Remembering Takeoff and the music of Migos

According to TMZ, the fatal exchange happened outside of a bowling alley in Houston, as Takeoff and Migos member Quavo were reportedly playing dice when an altercation erupted and shots were fired.

Along with Offset and Quavo, Migos helped revolutionize Hip Hop over the past decade, impacting the culture and industry with hit after hit, earning 2 GRAMMY awards along the way. In June of 2021, the trio stopped by Audacy's V-103 in Atlanta to talk about the release of their album, Culture III, and more. Watch it below.


Recently, Takeoff and Quavo stepped out on their own, releasing the album Only Built For Infinity Links earlier this year.

Police and emergency officials responded to reports of a shooting at 810 Billiards & Bowling around 2:40AM local time according to KPRC in Houston. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found a man with a gunshot wound to the head or neck. The man, believed to be Takeoff, was pronounced dead at the scene according to the Houston Police Department.

LISTEN NOW: Listeners discuss the death of rapper Takeoff

Tuesday morning, Atlanta's V-103 mourned the loss of Takeoff, sharing memories of their friend. Listen as Big Tigger and Greg Street discuss the loss below.

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