The Migos label Quality Control has broken its silence over the devasting loss of Takeoff.
Takeoff (born Kirshnik Khari Ball) was one-third of the Atlanta-bred rap trio Migos, comprised of his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset. Takeoff was shot and killed at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston Tuesday (Nov. 1) which he attended with Quavo, gossip site TMZ first reported. Quavo was not injured during the incident. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene, and two other victims — a 23-year-old male and 24-year-old female — checked themselves into a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, per Billboard.
Quality Control, who signed the rising rappers back in 2013, broke their silence on the tragic loss of Takeoff. “It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff,” a statement posted to the label’s social media reads. “Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated.”
The label continued by asking fans to “respect his family and friends as we all continue to process this monumental loss.”
The Harris County Medical Examiner lists Takeoff’s primary cause of death as “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm,” TMZ reports. As of now, it is unclear who shot Takeoff but a video obtained by the outlet says that a man holding a gun is currently a person of interest in the death investigation.