Quavo’s assistant, Joshua “Wash” Washington, 23, was hit by gunfire during Tuesday’s shooting that killed the star’s nephew, Migos rapper Takeoff, TMZ reports.
The 28-year-old rapper was killed around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when gunfire erupted after a private party outside 810 Billiards & Bowling.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner previously confirmed that two people were hit by gunfire. Wash — who is listed on Instagram as Quavo’s assistant and operations manager at QuavoHuncho Records — is said to have taken one of the victims to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Crossfire: Quavo’s assistant, Joshua ‘Wash’ Washington (pictured), 23, was hit by gunfire during the shootout that killed the star’s nephew, Migos rapper Takeoff, on Tuesday, TMZ reports
The identities of the victims of the shooting have not been confirmed, but a 24-year-old woman is also believed to have been injured.
Houston police said Wednesday that Takeoff’s death was the result of “penetrating gunshot wounds to the head and torso in the arm” and his manner of death was called manslaughter.
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 want to speak to the 40 people who attended the party and fled after the gunfire, Finner said. According to Finner, at least two people surrendered firearms.
Latest post: The 28-year-old rapper was killed around 2:30am Tuesday when gunfire erupted after a private party in front of 810 Billiards & Bowling (pictured hours before his death).
Friends: Houston Police Chief Troy Finner previously confirmed that two people were shot, with Wash – who is listed as Quavo’s assistant on Instagram – allegedly taking one of the victims to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries (pictured right with Quavo) .
Newly uncovered footage showed a man with a gun standing at the feet of Migos member Takeoff just before the rapper was killed in a hail of bullets. The suspect is a person interested in the shooting.
Footage obtained by TMZ showed the gunman standing in a group with Takeoff and his uncle Quavo outside a downtown Houston bowling alley amid a heated argument early Tuesday.
Suddenly the crowd dispersed and the man was seen drawing his gun and firing at least ten times.
It’s unclear whether or not the fatal bullet was fired by the man in the video. Cops say they are looking for two suspects and have some leads.
The boss said police don’t think Takeoff was involved in criminal activity but said the shooting was not a random occurrence.
Police have given no motive for the shooting other than saying there was an argument at the party.
“At least two people pulled the trigger,” Finner said. “Believe me, we’ll find out who’s to blame.”
Horrific footage showed the desperate final moments as Migos rapper Quavo desperately tried to help his nephew Takeoff after he was shot
The boss said police don’t think Takeoff was involved in criminal activity but said the shooting was not a random occurrence
Paramedics carry away rapper Takeoff, who was shot, on a stretcher
Takeoff, whose name was Kirsnick Khari Ball backstage, formed one-third of the Grammy-nominated rap trio Migos with uncle Quavo and cousin Offset from suburban Atlanta.
has reached out to representatives from Quavo and the Houston Police Department for comment.
Offset has yet to comment on the tragic death of his cousin Takeoff, but did change his social media avatar to a picture of his late lover.
The Migos rapper’s Instagram page on Wednesday shared a picture of Takeoff with a heart emoji over his head. TMZ reported that the star pulled out of an event at Boston’s MGM Music Hall that was scheduled for Thursday after the murder.
Takeoff and a friend photographed at the party he was at the night he was shot
Finner said Takeoff was “well respected” and that 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 to Instagram. The statement said senseless violence has “taken another life from this world and we are devastated”.
The bowling alley is located in a three-story Houston retail complex with fine dining restaurants and a House of Blues and 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. They are pictured above at the 2018 Met Gala