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Mural of Migos rapper Takeoff unveiled on Atlanta BeltLine

ATLANTA — A new piece of art on the Atlanta BeltLine is honoring the life of rapper Takeoff.

Takeoff, a member of the Atlanta group Migos, was shot and killed at a Houston bowling alley earlier this week.

The rapper, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot in the head and torso, according a report from the Houston County Coroner’s Office.

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A mural depicting the beloved rapper appeared under the John Lewis Freedom Parkway bridge and close to Fourth Ward Park.

Channel 2 saw mourners coming to the mural to pay their respects.

Migos rappers Takeoff, Offset and Quavo all grew up in the same household in Lawrenceville, Georgia and went on to become rap superstars who were nominated for two Grammy awards.

Ball, at 28 years old, was the youngest member of the group and was the nephew of Quavo, Quavopis Marshall. Offset, Kiari Cephus, is Quavo’s cousin.

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Quavo was with Takeoff at the time of the shooting. Pictures show him kneeling over his nephew after he was shot during what police said was a fight that broke out after a private party.

Police said they don’t believe Takeoff was directly involved in the fight.

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So far, no one has been arrested in the shooting. Police said there were about 40 people at the private party and that at least two people were shooting guns.

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