Officials seek information after Migos rapper Takeoff, 28, dies in Houston shooting A 28-year-old white male has died after he was shot in the back at a parking lot on Wednesday, in the same neighborhood where a shooting killed four children last month.
The unidentified 28-year-old was found in critical condition after he was shot at a home in the Heights neighborhood, police said.
A friend of his identified him as Takeoff (not his legal name).
Detectives were investigating an “active” shooter shooting at a residence in the area of 43rd and Jackson, Houston Police said.
Police are responding to a “subject found deceased” at the home.
Takeoff was shot at the scene in the Heights and died at the hospital, police said.
“We need more information/observations from the public,” the Houston Crime Stoppers Facebook post said.
“We are investigating this as a possible isolated incident. Please remember to use caution when in the area.”
A message seeking additional information was left with Takeoff’s mother.
Police said the shooting began at a family member’s home in the 6500 block of Northeast Jackson Avenue about 11:50 a.m.
Witnesses said they heard shots and saw a man run around a backyard into an alley. They said a short time later, they heard additional shots.
Witnesses said they heard four to five shots, but did not know any more details at the time.
Police later said the shooting happened at a home in the 8500 block of South Montview, less than 100 feet from the shooting in the Heights.
The shooting has been ruled accidental, but the investigation is ongoing, said police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Terry.
According to his profile on the Billboard website, Takeoff was born Dec. 1, 1994, in D.C., but he had not lived there for more than a year.
He grew up in St. Louis and studied at University of Missouri.
He is not currently taking a new job or touring with his band, the group said in a statement.
The group thanked Takeoff for being in the group’s music.