Quavo’s assistant, 23, ‘hit by gunfire and rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries’ during shooting which killed rapper Takeoff, 28
- Rapper Takeoff, 28, was shot dead while a group gathered outside a bowling alley in Houston on Tuesday, November 1
- Footage shows a man with a handgun standing feet from Takeoff moments before the rapper was killed in a hail of bullets
- The unknown man has been named as a person of interest in the shooting
- It is unclear whether the man in the footage fired the bullet which killed Takeoff
- Houston police said they had leads in the case but have named no suspects yet
- The rapper formed one-third of the Grammy Award-nominated trio Migos with his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset
Quavo’s assistant, Joshua ‘Wash’ Washington, 23, was hit by gunfire during the shooting which killed the star’s nephew, Migos rapper Takeoff on Tuesday, reports TMZ.
The 28-year-old rapper was killed around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday when gunfire erupted outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling following a private party.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner previously confirmed two people were hit by gunfire, with Wash – who is listed as Quavo’s assistant and operations management at QuavoHuncho Records on Instagram – said to have one of the victims rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Crossfire: Quavo’s assistant, Joshua ‘Wash’ Washington (pictured), 23, was hit by gunfire during the shooting which killed the star’s nephew, Migos rapper Takeoff on Tuesday, reports TMZ
Identities of the shooting victims have not been confirmed but a 24-year-old female is also said to have been injured.
Police in Houston Wednesday said that Takeoff’s death was the result of ‘penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm’ and his manner of death was called homicide.
The announcement – following an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston – comes as police are still seeking the public’s help in tracking down the person or persons responsible for the rapper´s death .
Investigators are looking to speak with the 40 people who attended the party and fled after the gunfire, Finner said. At least two people discharged firearms, according to Finner.
Last post: The 28-year-old rapper was killed around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday when gunfire erupted outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling following a private party (pictured hours before his death)
Friends: Houston Police Chief Troy Finner previously confirmed two people were hit by gunfire, with Wash – who is listed as Quavo’s assistant on Instagram – said to have one of the victims rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries (pictured right with Quavo)
Newly uncovered footage showed a man with a handgun standing feet from Migos member Takeoff moments before the rapper was killed in a hail of bullets. The suspect is a person of interest in the shooting.
The footage, obtained by TMZ, showed the armed man standing in a group with Takeoff and his uncle Quavo outside of a downtown Houston bowling alley early on Tuesday amidst a heated argument.
The crowd suddenly dispersed, and the man was seen drawing his weapon and firing at least ten times.
It is unclear whether or not the fatal bullet was fired by the man in the video. Cops say they are searching for two suspects and have a few leads.
The chief said police do not believe that Takeoff was involved in criminal activity but said the shooting was not a random event.
Police have not offered a motive for the shooting other than saying there was an argument at the party.
‘At least two people were pulling triggers,’ Finner said. ‘Take my word, we will find out who is responsible.’
Haunting: An unknown man could be seen carrying a gun in the moments before Takeoff was shot dead
Horrifying footage showed the desperate last moments that Migos rapper Quavo desperately tried to help his nephew Takeoff after he was shot
The chief said police do not believe that Takeoff was involved in criminal activity but said the shooting was not a random event
Paramedics take the body of rapper Takeoff away on a stretcher after he was killed by gunfire
Takeoff, whose off-stage name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, formed one-third of the Grammy Award-nominated rap trio Migos with uncle Quavo and cousin Offset from suburban Atlanta.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Quavo and the Houston Police Department for comment.
Offset has not yet commented on the tragic death of his cousin Takeoff, but has changed his social media avatar to a picture of his late loved one.
The 30-year-old Migos rapper’s Instagram page on Wednesday featured a picture of Takeoff with a heart emoji above his head. TMZ reported that the star has pulled out of an event at Boston’s MGM Music Hall that was slated for Thursday in the wake of the killing.
Takeoff and a friend photographed at the party he was attending the night he was shot to death
Finner said Takeoff was ‘well respected,’ and there was ‘no reason to believe he was involved in anything criminal at the time.’
Migos’ record label, Quality Control, mourned Takeoff´s death in a statement posted on Instagram. The statement said senseless violence ‘has taken another life from this world and we are devastated.’
The bowling alley is in a three-story Houston retail complex with high-end restaurants and a House of Blues and is near a Four Seasons hotel.
Fans had created a memorial with roses, candles and a teddy bear on the first floor of the retail complex.
The rapper formed one-third of the Grammy Award-nominated trio Migos with his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset. Above they are pictured at the 2018 Met Gala
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