UPDATE: 2 other victims taken in private vehicles to hospitals.
Media partners: We are not releasing an identity of the deceased victim until his family is notified & ID verified by Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Any updates on the incident will be posted here. https://t.co/bbaad2z9My
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 1, 2022
A Twitter user who claimed to have witnessed the shooting tweeted: “Rip takeoff that was sickening to see that happen to you. He minded his business the whole night, I’m sick.”
A photo allegedly taken moments before the shooting shows Takeoff — wearing the same white t-shirt and black pants as in his last Instagram Story — stood outside the bowling alley with a group of people in Halloween costumes.
A video circulating social media captures what appears to be Takeoff’s motionless body laying on the ground after the shooting. A distraught Quavo can be seen standing over his body and yelling for help.
It is completely true and happened right in front of me. This is the last picture I got of takeoff. pic.twitter.com/hknLqApzR5
— LANI 🧞♀️ (@lanidamami) November 1, 2022
Takeoff’s tragic death comes just weeks after he and Quavo — his uncle — released their joint album Only Built For Infinity Links, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200.
The Lawrenceville, Georgia native rose to fame in the early 2010s as one-third of the Migos alongside Quavo and Offset. The influential trio broke through with their 2013 single “Versace” and helped popularize the triplet flow — made famous by ’90s groups like Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony — among a new generation.
Migos went on to release a slew of mixtapes, studio albums and hit singles, topping the Billboard charts with Culture, Culture II and the Lil Uzi Vert-assisted “Bad and Boujee.” Takeoff released his first and only solo album, The Last Rocket, in 2018.
HipHopDX sends its condolences to Takeoff’s family, friends and fans.