Authorities confirmed the death of rapper Takeoff in Houston Tuesday, hours after celebrities, musicians and members of the hip-hop community began mourning him.
Takeoff, 28, who was a member of the highly influential Atlanta rap trio Migos, died early Tuesday after being shot at a private party, said Troy Finner, chief of police at the Houston Police Department, at an afternoon press briefing.
Police said several individuals at the event – which took place at a bowling alley – fled the scene, and police are seeking additional information regarding the shooting. No arrests have been announced.
Finner said that while the hip-hop community sometimes “gets a bad name,” change needs to come within the industry.
“I’m calling up on everybody, every hip-hop artist in Houston and around the nation: We’ve got to police ourselves,” 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.”
This story is developing.
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