Houston police hunt for Takeoff's killers, seek help from eyewitnesses and public
HOUSTON, TEXAS: As the hip-hop world mourns the death of Migos member Takeoff, Houston Police Department is leaving no stone unturned to catch his killers at the earliest. The 28-year-old rapper was killed outside a bowling alley in the early hours of Tuesday, November 1. The officials are now asking eyewitnesses and the general public to come forward and share any information related to the killers.
The Migos member was left in a pool of blood after being allegedly shot in the head during a brawl while playing a "game of dice" outside 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston at about 2.40 am. The authorities claim that two gunmen opened fire and brutully killed Takeoff, and that they find no reason to believe that the rapper was engaged in anything criminal.
“I’m asking for any of the persons who were at this private party … that have information on the shooter or shooters please provide that information to HPD and let us solve it,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “We will solve this particular case,” he stated.
Houston Police Chief, Troy Finner expressed his anguish over incidents that bring a bad reputation to the hip-hop community, “I got many calls from Houston and outside of Houston and everybody spoke of what a great young man this is, how peaceful he is – what a great artist." He went on, “And I’m calling upon everybody – hip hop artists in Houston and around the nation: We got to police ourselves. There are so many talented individuals, men, and women, in the community, who, again, I love and respect. We need to stand together and make sure nobody tears down that industry,” reported the New York Post.
“What if it was your brother? What if it was your son?” Finner further said. “You’d want somebody to step up. So please step up. Get the information to us so we can bring some closure to this family who’s hurting right now,” urged the Police Chief. He also shared that he talked with Takeoff’s mother who had just arrived in the town. The mayor did not confirm whether the rapper was targeted, “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.”
Since the shooting, several fans are reaching the scene to pay their respects to the slain rapper. “He was one of our favorites, mine and my brother’s,” said Isiah Lopez, who lay roses near the shooting site. He added, “As soon as my brother called me and said, ‘Takeoff is gone,’ I had to come over here and pay my respects,” as per the report.
The other two victims who are said to be a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were able to drive themselves to a nearby hospital and get treatment, stated the police.