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Migos rapper killed in takeoff shooting – BBC News

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American rapper Takeoff of the successful band Migos was shot and killed in the southern United States city of Houston.

Police said the rapper was killed at a bar, where he was playing dice with his uncle and bandmate. quavothis Tuesday morning.

a representative of the musician, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball You i was 28, News confirmed.

The Migos were one of the most influential groups of their generation, pioneering a style of rap called “Migos Flow”.

The band, which broke up earlier this year, has had several hits around the world, including Bad and Boujee, Versace You walk it talk it,

Shooting took place at 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley Recreation Center in Houston at around 07:30 local time (07:30 GMT).

Police said there were 40 to 50 guests at a private party at the venue someone started shooting, Nearby security guards heard gunshots but did not see who fired the shots.

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The members (id) of Migos were Takeoff, Quavo and Offset.

When they arrived, police officers said they found a large crowd and one man with gunshot wounds to the head or neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they are studying security camera footage of the incident and have sought information from the public.

Takeoff had previously posted photos at that location via his Instagram account., Images from the crime scene shared on social media show a man lying on the ground in similar clothes.

Reports that Quavo was also injured in the incident have not been confirmed. Police said two other victims were taken to the hospital in private vehicles.

The takeoff was identified by US media such as TMZ as the fatal victim, Diversity You Hollywood Reporter, However, police told the BBC they would not officially confirm the identity until the victim’s family was notified.

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Migos was nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 2018 edition of the awards.

Several musicians posted condolence messages on social media for the takeoff.

“Forever a legend, I can’t believe it,” he wrote. lil pump while on instagram and rules He posted an emoji of a dove and said he was sending “love to friends and family”.

music executiveL. Cole Bennett Tweeted: “Nothing makes sense anymore. Nothing,”

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