Police in Houston have urged any witnesses to the fatal shooting that led to the death of Migos rapper Takeoff to come forward. Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed in the early hours of Tuesday following a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in the city.
Speaking alongside Mayor Sylvester Turner, police Chief Troy Finner confirmed that two other people, one man and a woman, were also injured in the incident and traveled to hospital in private vehicles (via Assosciated Press). Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Finner also confirmed during his press conference that at least two people discharged firearms outside the bowling alley. Turner urged anyone with knowledge of the situation to come forward and give statements and videos to police investigating the killing.
"Let me just ask ... that anyone who has information on the shooter or shooters to provide that information to HPD and let us solve this situation,” Turner said. “Let us bring justice to this family.”
Security guards in the area heard the shooting but were unable to identify a culprit, a police spokesperson said. A spokesperson for 810 Billiards & Bowling added that the business is cooperating with investigators.
Migos’ record label, Quality Control, meanwhile, shared a statement on Takeoff's death in which they decribed the killing as the result of "a stray bullet," something unconfirmed by officials at the time of writing.
“Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated,” the statement said. “Please respect his family and friends as we all continue to process this monumental loss.”
In the immediate aftermath of Takeoff's death tributes were paid from fellow artists including Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, and more.