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Takeoff, whose stage name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, was one-third of the Grammy Award-nominated

group Migos from suburban Atlanta, along with uncle Quavo and cousin Offset. According to police Chief Troy Finner, the 28-year-old rapper was killed early Tuesday when gunfire erupted, injuring another man and a woman.

Finner claimed that as the gunshots rang out, the majority of the 40 people who had gathered at 810 Billiards & Bowling fled. As a result, police are urging people to come forward and provide testimonies and recordings to detectives about what they saw and heard, even if they do so anonymously, according to Mayor Sylvester Turner.

According to Finner, at least two people discharged guns. He added the two individuals who were hit by gunshots had non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals in private vehicles.

“All I ask is that anyone with knowledge on the shooter or shooters share that information to HPD and let us solve this situation,” Turner said during a news conference Tuesday. “Let us bring this family justice.”

Takeoff was “highly respected,” according to Finner, and there was “no reason to assume he was involved in anything illicit at the time.”

 

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