EXCLUSIVE DETAILS89.4K11/1/2022 3:50 AM PT
7:11 AM PT — In a new video you can hear Quavo on the phone, presumably with a 911 operator, and he’s asking … “What does she need to do?” A woman on the scene had said she was a nurse and was offering to help Takeoff.Play video content
CALLING FOR HELP
6:36 AM PT — In emergency audio obtained by TMZ, you hear dispatchers discussing the incident — saying 5 shots were fired — and revealing the initial caller said they heard gunshots and people screaming.Play video content
Takeoff, one-third of Migos, is dead after an early morning shooting in Houston … TMZ Hip Hop has confirmed.
Law enforcement sources, and multiple witnesses, tell us the fatal incident went down shortly after 2:30 AM … that’s when cops got the call for a man shot at a bowling alley called 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston.
We’re told Takeoff and Quavo were there playing dice when an altercation broke out and that’s when someone opened fire, shooting Takeoff … either in the head or near his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
TMZ Hip Hop has obtained footage from the scene, and you can see Quavo — in an orange shirt — and others gathered around Takeoff. At first they tried to move him, but then put him back down, and Quavo yelled for someone to get help.
Police tell us 2 other people were shot and were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. We do not know their conditions. Quavo was not injured.
Just a couple of hours before the shooting, Takeoff posted a pic of himself lighting up at the bowling alley. Quavo had posted video several hours earlier as he drove around Houston with Jas Prince, who was celebrating his birthday.
We’re told Jas was not with Quavo and Takeoff when the shooting happened.Play video content
https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.542.0_en.html#goog_2028873245BEFORE THE SHOOTING
Takeoff, who’s real name is Kirsnik Khari Ball, was the youngest member of Migos. Quavo was his uncle, and Offset his cousin.https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/?enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmz.com&widgetid=1
They came together as a group in 2008 in Georgia, and became multi-platinum hitmakers … dropping their first major hit, “Versace,” in 2013. They would hit number one on Billboard in 2016 with “Bad and Boujee.”https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/?enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmz.com&widgetid=2
Most recently, Quavo and Takeoff had released a project as the duo, “Unc & Phew.” They had just released their latest music video, “Messy,” on Monday.
Takeoff was 28.
Originally Published — 3:50 AM PT