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'I saw pile of blood behind his head': Nurse who tried to help rapper Takeoff opens up on tragic shooting

The Houston nurse who reportedly resides close to the bowling alley where Migos rapper Takeoff was shot dead said, 'I was scared, but I had to go'
Rapper Takeoff, a member of the Grammy-nominated group, Migos, was shot and killed on November 1 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Rapper Takeoff, a member of the Grammy-nominated group, Migos, was shot and killed on November 1 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS: A nurse who reportedly attempted to save rapper Takeoff, after he was shot in downtown Houston, stated that she was helpless and scared. The infusion nurse, who requested anonymity, resides close to 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston where Takeoff went to a private party, reported KHOU 11. The 28-year-old rapper, Kirshnik Khari Ball, who goes by the stage name Takeoff was shot twice at a bowling alley where he and his bandmate and uncle, Quavo, were playing dice around 2.30 am. 

The unnamed nurse said, "I live close by and I heard, 'Pow pow pow pow pow,' and it stopped and I went, 'That's so weird so I got up in my pajamas, go over to the balcony, my neighbors were underneath me." "I said 'Did yall hear that?' And they said 'Yeah.' And I said 'I don't think that was a car or firecrackers. That sounded like gunshots,'" she explained as per KHOU 11


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The nurse reportedly said that she didn't want to move since she saw people fleeing and believed there was an active shooter nearby, but when everything calmed down, she claimed to have heard a scream. "I'm thinking that's the victim. That's the person who's shot," she said. "It sounded like a cry of agony. It was a cry of agony but emotional not physical."


Later, she reportedly discovered that Quavo, another member of the Migos and Takeoff's uncle, was the source of that scream. He was pleading for an ambulance and trying to get assistance. The nurse claimed that is when she reportedly sprinted to her car's trunk and snatched her supplies in order to assist the wounded victim, who she subsequently identified as Takeoff.

"You can hear my voice in a video yelling 'I'm a nurse. No, no, no. I'm a nurse,' because I wanted to let them know," she said. "I was scared, but I had to go." The nurse said when she got there "it was too late." She said, "His head was way up and his eyes were rolled back and fixed." She further added, "and I saw a pile of blood behind his head."

She said that despite checking for pulse several times, she allegedly knew Takeoff was already dead. Social media users advised her to do CPR, but she said that wouldn't have helped. "Would not be appropriate, especially with a gunshot wound," the nurse said. "You would never do CPR because you would be circulating the blood and the blood would go right out of the hole.”

The nurse expressed sympathy for the family since she has a child who is about Takeoff's age. She hopes that someone comes forward who knows who shot him. She explained that she is telling her tale because she just wants something positive to come of it.

"Somebody to know that good people sometimes show up, just because," she said.

The nurse said that despite speaking with Houston Police, she was unable to offer any useful information because she was not a witness to the gunshot itself. According to HPD, they are still looking for potential suspects and are urging anybody with information to come forward.

(L-R) Quavo and Takeoff of Migos perform onstage during Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
(L-R) Quavo and Takeoff of Migos perform onstage during Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021, in Los Angeles, California (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

According to CelebrityNetWorth, Takeoff was an American rapper with a net worth of $26 million. He was most well-known for being a part of the hip-hop group Migos, as was previously mentioned. His uncle Quavo and cousin Offset are the other two band members. The group has a number of hits, including 'Versace,' 'Bad and Boujee,' 'MotorSport,' and 'Stir Fry.'