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Woman Shot During Fatal Takeoff Shooting Breaks Silence

Woman Shot During Fatal Takeoff Shooting Breaks Silence

Woman Shot During Fatal Takeoff Shooting Breaks Silence

The woman who was also shot during the fatal shooting that took the life of beloved Migos member, Takeoff speaks out for the first time. Sydney Leday suffered a gunshot wound to the head and told KHOU that she’s still emotionally recovering from the incident.

During the interview, the 24-year-old tearfully said, “I have feelings of being grateful I’m still here. She recalled the moment she woke up in the hospital, “Everybody was around me. Well, when I first woke up, I didn’t want to be there. I kept telling my mom, ‘I wanna go home.’ I had never been in a hospital like that. But I remembered what happened, because I was up the whole time after I got shot in the head and I called my mom.”

Leday shared that she was celebrating her birthday that weekend and can still feel the sting in her head. She said, “It was like a scary movie,” she said. “I had blood all over me. … It was still my birthday weekend.”

The shooting occurred last year in the early hours of November 1. Leday said she was out celebrating Halloween “like any other 24-year-old.” She added that it was her first time dressing up for Halloween and she thought nothing of Quavo and Takeoff being present at the party. But what she thought was friendly banter turned out to be far more serious. Leday said, “Quavo, he was upset. So I noticed something was wrong. … He was finna leave. So the party wasn’t gonna keep going on, and I saw whenever… Everything broke out and I tried to run, but I didn’t go that far, so. It was really like a movie, shooting all the way until I got down the escalator into the car.”

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Leday confirmed that she was running away when the bullet struck her. Since the shooting, she’s suffered panic attacks and struggled with her mental health. “I feel like that part was worse than the actual part of being shot in the head,” she said. Initially, she didn’t even know other people were shot. “I was sad that it ended up like that,” she said. “But I mean, we were all in the same situation. … The place that it hit in my head, I just feel like it was a miracle.”