New York Daily News: HOUSTON, Texas – Takeoff, a member of rap group Migos alongside Quavo and Offset, was killed during an early-morning shooting outside a Houston bowling alley on Tuesday. He was 28.

Police and emergency officials with the Houston Fire Department responded around 2:30am to 810 Billiards & Bowling, where dozens of partiers were gathered on a balcony outside of the third-floor bowling alley, police said. When they arrived, authorities discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound to either the neck or head, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Authorities identified the victim as Takeoff, whose legal name is Kirshnik Khari Ball.

Witnesses told TMZ that Quavo and Takeoff were playing dice at the Houston hotspot when an altercation broke out that quickly escalated to violence.

According to police, the party had ended and there was an argument near the bowling alley’s front door. That argument quickly led to gunfire, cops said. In addition to Takeoff, two people were wounded in the shooting. Those people, identified only as a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Quavo was not wounded in the altercation. No arrests have been announced. Houston police chief Troy Finner said at least two guns were fired.

About 40 to 50 people were at 810 Billiards and Bowling for a private party when the shooting occurred, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at an afternoon press conference.

“Sometimes, the hip hop community gets a bad name,” Finner said. “There are so many talented individuals, men and women, in that community, who I love and I respect, and we all need to stand together and make sure nobody tears down that industry.”

Just hours before the gunfire, Takeoff shared a selfie on social media outside the Houston bowling alley. Earlier in the night, Quavo also posted video on Instagram featuring music executive Jas Prince, saying they were celebrating his birthday.

Rapper Takeoff, a member of the rap trio Migos, was shot and killed outside a bowling alley in Houston, Texas early Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. He was 28. (Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)

Takeoff started rapping with Quavo and Offset — his uncle and cousin, respectively — in 2008. They dropped their first major hit under the Migos name, “Versace,” in 2013 and have gone on to have several hits, including “Bad and Boujee,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. The group is also known for ″MotorSport,” ″Stir Fry” and “Walk It Talk It.”

Migos’ albums “Culture” and “Culture II” achieved platinum status and each claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

More recently, Takeoff and Quavo released “Unc & Phew” as a duo, without Offset. On Monday, they dropped the music video for their new song “Messy”.

Top Feature Photo: Takeoff of Migos performs onstage during Global Citizen Live on Sept 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California – Rich Fury/Getty Images for Global Citizen