Millions mourned the demise of Migos rapper Takeoff after a tragic taking pictures befell at a Houston bowling alley in November of 2022.
A taking pictures that not solely claimed the lifetime of Takeoff however traumatized and almost claimed the lives of numerous others. Sydney Leday was shot within the head that very same evening and miraculously lived to inform her story.
Victim Who Survived Takeoff’s Shooting Speaks Out Exclusively With The Shade Room
In this TSR Investigates unique interview, Leday is getting into The Shade Room and opening up about what she skilled that evening.
From what she says occurred moments earlier than the taking pictures, to the troublesome highway to restoration.
33-year previous Patrick Clark, a recognized affiliate of J.Prince, has since been arrested and charged as one of many shooters.
But will justice really be served on this state of affairs? The Shade Room investigates…
EXCLUSIVE: Sydney Leday, 24, says it’s a miracle she survived. She was shot within the head the evening rapper Takeoff was shot and killed in downtown Houston. Her story tonight at 10pm @KHOU pic.twitter.com/VHYObjvwR3
— Grace White (@GraceWhiteKHOU) January 19, 2023
Sydney had been celebrating her twenty fourth birthday, which additionally occurred to be Halloween, and was dressed up as a nun, full with a wig to match and all the things.
After an evening out together with her girlfriends, she obtained an invitation to a celebration at a bowling alley. The determination to attend stated social gathering not solely modified her life, however virtually value her her life.
“I’m Still Working To Try And Get Back To Normal… As (Normal) As Possible” Shooting Survivor Says
Now, she wants our assist.
“I’ve never been in this situation before, or known anybody that had to go through what I’ve gone through,” Sydney informed TSR Investigates’ Justin Carter. “I’m still working to try and get back to normal, as much as possible.”
Sydney and a pal ended up going to 810 Billiard and Bowling to attend the social gathering, reportedly being thrown by music govt J. Prince.
She went on to say that the vibes have been good till the top of the occasion.
“I just know God is so good, because he didn’t have to keep her here, but he did. So, we have to live our life a different way, just to be grateful,” Sakhara Lowery tells us. Her daughter, Sydney Leday, was shot the evening Takeoff was killed in Houston. @KHOU pic.twitter.com/scgVy33zbo
— Grace White (@GraceWhiteKHOU) January 20, 2023
“It seemed like everyone knew each other, we were watching them play the game of dice. But when we went outside ready to go home, that’s when things changed.”
Survivor Recalls Seeing Migos Rapper Quavo Talking To Another Man Before Argument Broke Out
She recollects seeing Migos rapper Quavo speaking to a different man, and that’s when an argument broke out.
“It wasn’t even an argument at first, in my opinion. It seemed more like they were just talking about the game,” she stated. “I was caught off-guard (when things started to escalate.) That’s when I knew it was time to leave when I saw somebody pulling out a weapon.”
Patrick Clark, 33, was arrested final evening by Houston police and has been charged with the homicide of Migos rapper Takeoff. Police say Takeoff was an “innocent bystander.” #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/ReTuz4lSE7
— Matt Dougherty (@MattKHOU) December 2, 2022
She began making her method in the direction of an escalator. That’s when she heard the gunshots. One after the opposite.
“Everything happened in a few seconds,” Sydney informed TSR Investigates. “As soon as I saw that I tried to hurry up and get out of there.”
Survivor Believes Wig Helped Absorb Some Of The Gunshot Before Friend Rushed Her To Hospital
Sydney stated she began to run away earlier than she discovered herself falling to the bottom. Her pal, although, picked her up. She stated she didn’t even know what occurred to her at first.
“Fortunately I had on a wig, and when I took it off, and noticed I could feel a lot of blood. I knew what happened to me, I just couldn’t understand it.”
She was bleeding at the back of the top. They managed to get within the automotive, the place her pal rushed her to the hospital. Sydney says she then known as her mother and informed her to fulfill them on the hospital.
But on the best way, she began having a seizure. When they did make it to the hospital, Sydney was intubated and positioned in a medically induced coma for days, solely to ultimately get up, surrounded by her household.
Takeoff’s funeral will probably be held this Friday on the State Farm Arena. We proceed to ship prayers to the Migos rapper’s household throughout this time. ???????? pic.twitter.com/OfOFPzwsJK
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) November 8, 2022
Witnesses informed police that the cube recreation was in extra of $100,000. They say that’s what led to the argument.
Kirsnick Khari Ball, higher referred to as his stage identify Takeoff, had been shot too and fatally wounded. Authorities stated Takeoff was not concerned within the recreation or the argument, and was killed as an harmless bystander.
Known Associate Of Music Exec J. Prince Arrested And Charged As One Of The Shooters
The Shade Room first reported again in December that Patrick Clark, a recognized affiliate of J. Prince, was arrested and charged as one of many shooters.
An affidavit states Clark might be seen with gun in a single hand, firing a number of rounds, and a wine bottle within the different.
Sydney says it’s not misplaced on her how fortunate she was to outlive the taking pictures which claimed a beloved rapper’s life.
— LEN CANNON (@lencannonKHOU) January 20, 2023
It’s nonetheless unclear who ought to her, however that’s not her focus lately. She has a everlasting bald spot now on the again of her head and is in remedy for post-traumatic stress.
She says that New Year’s was notably troublesome, because the loud noises from the fireworks left her reeling in concern.
“I would tell (the shooter) that is was a senseless act, it wasn’t needed and it impacted people in a big way,” she went on to say.
Fundraiser Created For Sydney Leday, Who Know Requires Therapy For Post-Traumatic Stress
Please think about donating to Sydney Leday’s fundraiser right here GoFundMe.
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