Takeoff dead: Tragic video shows Quavo yelling for help after rapper is 'shot in the head'

The 28-year-old rapper was shot as a group gathered outside the 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston at 2.30 am on Tuesday, November 1

Takeoff dead: Tragic video shows Quavo yelling for help after rapper is 'shot in the head'
Takeoff and Quavo of Migos attend The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS: Rapper Takeoff from Migos was fatally shot "over a game of dice" in front of his uncle and bandmate Quavo outside a bowling alley in Houston, Texas.

The 28-year-old -- a beloved member of the hip-hop trio -- was shot as a group gathered outside the 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston at 2.30 am on Tuesday, November 1. Houston Police confirmed that one person had died at the scene at 1200 Polk, but wouldn't confirm the identity of the deceased. Shocking images from the scene reportedly show the rapper lying dead in a pool of his own blood after being "shot in the head" during an altercation. 

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Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was with his uncle Quavo when they were reportedly playing a game of dice moments before the shooting. Disturbing video footage obtained by TMZ showed Takeoff's blood-soaked body lying on the floor as Quavo rushed to his side. A group started to gather around the victim and tried to move him, but then put him down as his uncle screamed for help. Another video of the scene showed several women telling one another to "get inside" while another man is heard saying, "I'm scared for you bro." Authorities said two other victims were also rushed to a hospital in a private vehicle albeit their respective conditions were unclear at the time of publication.

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Migos was formed in 2008 by Takeoff, his uncle Quavo, and cousin Offset - who is married to rapper Cardi B. The tragic star posted a picture of himself smoking at the bowling alley just hours before the shooting. Quavo himself had posted an Instagram Story of himself driving around Houston with Jas Prince, who was reportedly celebrating his birthday. There had been rumors of the Atlanta rap group possibly splitting up for good, but they never officially announced their disbandment. However, Takeoff and Quavo joined forces to release their debut album 'Only Built for Infinity Links' earlier this month, albeit this time without the third Migos member, Offset.

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(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. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Migos' 2018 album Culture II debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, thus marking their second US number-one album following Culture, which featured their smash hit 'Bad And Boujee'. The group was made up of family members -- Quavo and Offset are cousins, while Takeoff was Quavo's nephew. The trio released its first mixtape, Juug Season, in 2011, followed by another one, No Label, in 2012.

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Takeoff, Quavo and Offset attend the Migos collection launch at MUSIC IS UNIVERSAL, Bloomingdale's exclusive partnership with Universal Music Group & Bravado at Bloomingdale's 59th Street Store on January 26, 2018 in New York City.
Takeoff, Quavo, and Offset attend the Migos collection launch at MUSIC IS UNIVERSAL, Bloomingdale's exclusive partnership with Universal Music Group & Bravado at Bloomingdale's 59th Street Store on January 26, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Bravado)

Migos has their first smash hit in 2013 called 'Versace'. The single initially peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and later resurfaced when Drake remixed the song and added a verse of his own, even performing it at the iHeartRadio Music Festival that year. In June 2013, Migos released their YRN mixtape, which featured 'Versace'. In 2015, the group released a sequel to their No Label mixtape called No Label II, which went on to become a major hit as it was downloaded nearly one million times and certified double platinum by DatPiff. Migos, which has earned two Grammy nominations to date, released its first album, 'Yung Rich Nation', in June 2015. The record peaked at Number 3 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart.

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Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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