Takeoff died at the age of 29 after being shot in the head by an unknown assailant. Popular American rapper and member of the group Migos, Takeoff died after being wounded by a firearm, according to American media. Police confirmed to Variety magazine that the 28-year-old rapper, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was killed at a bowling alley where he was partying with his uncle and bandmate Quavo.
There were 40 to 50 guests in the bowling alley at a private party when someone started shooting. The security guards heard the shots but did not see who opened fire and the killer is still unknown. At the scene, police officers found a frightened crowd and a man with a gunshot wound to the head who was immediately pronounced dead, and two other injured people who ended up in the hospital.
The investigation and surveillance footage of the incident is ongoing, and the police asked the public for information that could be of help to them. Minutes before the accident, Takeoff posted a photo on his Instagram profile of himself posing in front of a bowling alley.
Takeoff's lawyer Drew Findling said the rapper's death was "a devastating loss, particularly for Atlanta" There was "a sense of peacefulness about his aura", Mr Findling said, adding: "The world was starting to learn about Takeoff.
It was his time to shine."
Tributes have been posted on social media.
"Forever a legend, I can't believe this," wrote Lil Pump on Instagram; while Ja Rule posted an emoji of a dove and sent "love to friends and family"
Music executive Cole Bennett tweeted that "nothing makes sense anymore. nothing at all"; and Juice Wayne posted a verse about Takeoff, saying "it will never make sense", "Takeoff [was] probably the most unproblematic rapper," added actress Masika Kalysha.
"He don't bother nobody and stay out the way." Migos is known as one of the most influential groups of their generation, they are the originators of a special style of rapping in interrupted, staccato triplets known as "Migos flow"
The band, which broke up earlier this year, achieved international success with several hits including "Bad and Boujee", "Versace" and "Walk It Talk It"