Migos rapper Takeoff was killed by a stray bullet, his label has confirmed
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The record label representing Migos rapper Takeoff has confirmed the artist died from a stray bullet.
The music industry is in mourning after it was revealed the 28-year-old was killed while attending a private party in Houston, Texas.
Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at a bowling alley on 1200 Polk St in the early hours of November 1.
One of the victims was found dead upon arrival and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner has since confirmed this was Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball.
Police say the shooting erupted following an argument and most people present fled the scene and did not give a statement.
Around around 40 people witnessed the shooting, according to law enforcement.
The two other attendees who were shot, a 23-year-old male and a 24-year-old female, went to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Takeoff's record label has now revealed the rapper was killed by a bullet that technically wasn't intended for him
Quality Control Music wrote a statement, saying: "Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated.
“Please respect his family and friends as we continue to process this monumental loss.”
Quavo, who is another member of the Migos trio, whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, was at the party but wasn't hurt in the shooting.
The third member of the group and Takeoff's cousin Offset - whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus - was not there.
Takeoff's death has sent shockwaves through the rap community.
Rapper Desiigner took to social media crying, saying he was going to quit music because of the shooting.
He could be heard shouting: "Why, why, why do we do this? Why do we do this?"
Desiigner's sentiments were shared by many others, like journalist Jemele Hill, who said: "I was in college when Biggie and ‘Pac were killed and thought there was no way we’d ever experience anything remotely close to that again.
"Now it’s happening so frequently that you barely have time to recover before someone else killed. RIP Takeoff."
While another outraged fan said: "I did not just wake up to seeing someone killed TAKEOFF... He literally minded his f**kin business bro was quiet & kept to his self and lost his life at 28 over a f***** dice game?
The police chief said investigators do not have any reason to believe Takeoff was involved in anything criminal at the time of the shooting.