26-year-old Chicago rapper King Von has been shot and killed outside of a nightclub in downtown Atlanta.
King Von is reportedly dead at the age of 26 following the shooting involving police in Georgia.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an incident outside a nightclub in downtown Atlanta early Friday morning which resulted in two people being severely shot. Though King Von is not mentioned in the coverage, reporters Chelsea Prince and John Spink noted that “several others” were injured. Among those was one person who was said to have been struck by a vehicle when the crowd outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge started to scatter.
The report also noted that authorities had been called to the club twice over 24-hour period to investigate shootings, though there is zero evidence the two incidents are related. During the Friday morning shooting, two off-duty cops who were working security are said to have tried to intervene, ultimately exchanging gunfire with as-yet-unidentified people.
DJ Akademiks reported that Von’s manager confirmed the news, and Von producer Chopsquad DJ posted that Von was killed as well.
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My heart can’t take this. No bro. Why you. Why bro. Please just FaceTime me bro. Why they had to take you. Ima see you again this shit ain’t over. It’s far from over. We still just getting started. RIP my Bestfriend. The only nigga to listen to me word for word from day 1. We sat on FaceTime for hours making songs together. Every bar had a meaning and every song was a part of our soul. Every moment meant something and to grow wit you made me feel like I was a real producer. I love you bro @kingvonfrmdao