The well-respected Migos record label Quality Control Music—founded by Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas—shared a statement on the Gram about the currently trending news of an exuberant hip-hop superstar Kirsnick Khari Ball‘s death who is popularly known for his stage name “Takeoff.” And this is what QC Music had to say:

 “It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff,” the label shared on social media. “Senseless violence from a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated. Please respect his family and friends a we continue to process this monumental loss.”

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Meanwhile, Troy Finner—Houston Police Chief—also issued an appeal for help in identifying the shooter, who shot and killed Takeoff and his statement read:

“I just want to say something to our city. Houston. And every brother and sister in the neighborhoods,” Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said. “I’m calling you to action, to step up. There were 40 people at least at this event and people left possibly out of fear. I ask you one thing, and I want this to resonate with everybody. What if it was your brother, what if it was your son. You will want somebody to step up, so please step up.”

HPD Troy Finner