24-year-old Woman Sydney Leday caught in crossfire during TakeOff’s shooting speaks
24-year-old woman, Sydney Leday, who survived being ‘shot in the head’ during TakeOff’s killing speaks out for the first time.
The other victim who was ‘shot in the head’ from Takeoff’s shooting breaks her silence
Woman shot in Takeoff killing calls her survival a 'miracle.'
One-third of the influential rap group Migos, Takeoff was gunned down inside Houston’s 810 Billiards and Bowling in November. While the media has spent a good amount of time discussing the death of the Atlanta rapper’ he wasn’t the only victim that day.
On Wednesday (January 18), According to KHOU★11, the 24-year-old Sydney Leday says it’s a miracle that she’s alive — “It's still very hard for her to sit down and talk about that night.”
According to Leday, the shooting happened on Nov. 1, She turned 24 two days prior and was out with friends celebrating. “Like any other 24-year-old, I was just out partying and celebrating,” Leday said.
Leday lived in Los Angeles, so being around celebrities wasn't anything new. That's why when she showed up at the private party around midnight and saw Migos’ Quavo and TakeOff she wasn't star-struck.
Toward the end of the event, around 2:30 a.m., Sydney said she could sense something was wrong. She said she saw Quavo get upset during a dice game. At first, she thought it was just friendly banter but quickly realized something was about to go down.
"That’s when I knew something was wrong," she said.
She said the argument between the people playing dice escalated quickly and she started to run. That's when shots were fired outside the 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley.
Leday said she fell to the ground and felt a stinging sensation in the back of her head. She said she somehow made it down an escalator and to a friend's car, who took her to the hospital.
Catch the full story of survival’ Sydney Leday exclusive on KHOU★11 below.