Multiple media outlets have reported that Kirshnik “Takeoff” Ball was shot and killed in Houston, Texas on November 1, 2022.
Takeoff and Quavo reportedly attended a private party at 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in Houston, Texas that began on October 31, 2022 and ended at approximately 1 a.m. on November 1, 2022. After the party, a group of approximately 40 people gathered outside of the venue and a dice game reportedly began. At roughly 2:35 a.m., shots were fired and three people were hit. The Houston Police Department has confirmed that at least one person was killed after sustaining gunshot wounds to the head or neck area. Law enforcement did not identify the victim as Takeoff, but rather described the deceased party as a young, Black man in his late 20s. The identities of the three victims will reportedly be revealed to the public after their families have been notified of the incident.
Security guards were in the area at the time of the shooting, but did not see who fired the fatal shots. Houston police officers have not yet identified a suspect and are encouraging those in attendance to come forward if they have any pertinent information.
Takeoff’s uncle and group member, Quavo, nor his cousin and former group member, Offset, have spoken publicly about the matter yet as they continue to mourn their deceased family member.
Takeoff was one of three original members of the Migos. As a member of the group, he appeared on a number of hit singles like “Fight Night,” “Versace” and “T-Shirt.” He also released his debut solo album, The Last Rocket, in 2018. Most recently, he teamed up with Quavo to release their first joint album, Only Built For Infinity Links, in October.