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Migos rapper Takeoff was fatally shot outside a bowling alley early Tuesday, a representative confirmed to the Associated Press. 

​​Kirsnick Khari Ball, known as Takeoff was 28 years old. 

Police received reports of a shooting and responded shortly after 2:30 a.m. at 810 Billards & Bowling, according to the Associated Press. There were dozens of people gathered on a balcony outside of the third-floor bowling alley, officers told the Associated Press. 

The incident injured and hospitalized two other people, who were taken to hospitals in private vehicles. 

Ball was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia on June 18, 1994, and began to perform with his uncle, fellow rapper Quavo in 2008, along with Offsett as Migos. In 2013, the trio went viral with “Versace” and peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

Their debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation, was released in July 2015 and featured guest appearances from Chris Brown and Young Thug, and production from Zaytoven and Murda Beatz. The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200.

Migos achieved their first number-one single in 2016 with "Bad and Boujee" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of January 21, 2017. They put out a trilogy of albums called “Culture,” “Culture II” and “Culture III,” with the first two albums hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. 

They also earned an ASCAP Vanguard Award in 2018, for their streaming success with multiplatinum songs like “Motorsport (featuring Cardi B and Nicki Minaj),” “Stir Fry,” and “Walk It Talk It.”

The Halloween-themed music video “Messy”, featuring Quavo was released on Monday. 

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