Takeoff was shot and killed in the early hours of Tuesday (November 1) in Houston, Texas, and police are looking for witnesses to assist in the investigation.
According to a police report, at least 40 people attended a private event held at 810 Billiards and Bowling in Houston, where the Migos member was shot and killed outside. Video footage from the aftermath of the incident showed people scattering for safety and leaving the scene.
Authorities are asking attendees and other witnesses to help identify the gunman and any additional tips that can help solve Takeoff’s murder. The 28-year-old was fatally wounded after an argument outside the venue turned violent and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Quavo, who was with Takeoff at the time of the shooting, was unharmed. Two other victims were transported to nearby hospitals with gunshot wounds, according to police.
“We’re looking for anything to help us from there,” Sgt. Michael Arrington said at a press conference. “We want to find justice for [Takeoff’s] family. They’re going through a lot right now. And the only thing that we can do is hope that y’all reach out and assist us in any way to lead to evidence that will help us to apprehend and get charges and arrest on the person responsible for the death of Takeoff.”
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner added, “I just want to say something to our city, Houston, and every brother and sister in the neighborhoods. I’m calling you to action to step up. There were 40 people at least at this event, and people left, possibly out of fear.
“Actually, one thing — and I want this to resonate with everybody. What if it was your brother? What if it was your son? You’d want somebody to step up. So please, step up. Get the information to us so we can bring some closure to this family who’s hurting right now.”
The Hip Hop community has been reeling ever since news of Takeoff’s passing circulated online. Many artists, including Gucci Mane, Killer Mike, Joe Budden and more, reacted to his death with posts on social media.