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Migos rapper Takeoff shot dead aged 28 'in front of uncle Quavo' in Houston

MIGOS rapper Takeoff has been shot dead at the age of 28 following an altercation at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. 

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The rap star – whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball – was known for creating hits such as 'Versace' and 'Bad and Boujee' alongside his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset. 

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He was killed following an "altercation" at the 810 Billiards and Bowling Houston in Texas during the early hours of this morning, TMZ confirmed. 

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A source told the outlet: "Takeoff and Quavo were there playing dice when an altercation broke out. 

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"That's when someone opened fire, shooting Takeoff either in the head or near his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene." 

TMZ went on to report that two others were shot at the scene and have been hospitalised, although their conditions remain unclear but confirmed that Quavo escaped the incident without injury. 

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Takeoff is said to have been single and does not leave behind any children.

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Just hours before the incident, he posted a selfie onto Instagram from the bowling alley and prior to that had been seen in a video driving around with Jas Prince as the pair celebrated the music executive's birthday. 

Following the tragic news, several famous faces took to social media to pay their respects to the Last Memory hitmaker. 

Boxer Chris Eubank Jr tweeted: "I remember Takeoff being a very down-to-earth, cool dude.  

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"Can’t believe I’m having to say this again about another young black star being killed for no reason, something really has to change in the industry". 

Hip hop artist Juice Wayne wrote: "It'll never make sense, Never ever, Rest in Peace. Prayers to the family of the fallen (sic)." 

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