Takeoff dead at 28 – Rapper shot and killed at Houston party as Migos bandmate Quavo 'rushed to help stricken pal' | The Sun

THE rapper Takeoff has died after being shot at a private party.

The artist's Migos bandmate Quavo rushed to help following the incident that took place at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas on Tuesday.

Cops confirmed Takeoff, 28, and Quavo were at the party.

The artist, from Georgia, was shot dead while his bandmate rushed to help, TMZ reported.

Reports say that he was shot in either the head or the neck.

Quavo, who wasn't injured in the shooting, can be heard screaming for help, according to footage seen by the outlet.

It's believed the pair were playing dice when the shooting happened.

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Migos rapper Takeoff shot dead at party in Texas

Two others have been taken to hospital and around 40-50 people were at the private party.

It's not known what sparked the shooting.

Takeoff shared a picture of himself standing outside the bowling alley – just hours before he was killed.

He posted the image alongside the lyrics to the song Stop Breathing.

And, Quavo was seen in a car with Jas Prince – the CEO of the Young Empire Music Group.

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Music artists have flooded Takeoff's Instagram page with worried comments as they prayed the "news wasn't true".

Lil Pump said: "God plz tell me this ain't true."

Hip hop star Kida The Great said: "Please god don't be real."

DJ First Class tweeted: "Rest in paradise Takeoff. F**k man!! This s**t just hit hard and I'm tryna grasp words to say but I can't."

And, the musical star Curly Head Monty posted: "R.I.P. King. Gone too soon.This shii gotta stop [sic]."

Takeoff, known as Kirshnik Khari Ball, was part of the hip-hop trio Migos.

He recently shared a music video of his and Quavo's new track Messy.

The duo also starred at Lil Weezyana Fest which was held in New Orleans on October 29.

Drake was among the stars that made an appearance at the gig.

Takeoff started rapping in 2008 and Migos released their first mixtape in August 2011.

The group was known for their track Versace and achieved their first number-one single Bad and Boujee in 2016.

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Migos' first studio album Yung Rich Nation, which came out in July 2015, reached No.17 on the Billboard 200.

The album featured guest performances from stars such as Young Thug and Chris Brown.

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