Chicago rapper King Von is reportedly dead after a shooting outside of a club in Atlanta at the age of 26.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the rapper was in a nightclub downtown early Friday morning and was involved in an altercation that resulted in shots being fired. Police working on the scene, including undercover cops, then fired at those with guns. Two people were ultimately fatally shot, one of which was Von.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate the incident.
King was riding off the success of his new album Welcome 2 O’Block, which was released last month and was making plenty of noise among rap fans.
Here’s what the Atlanta Police Department had to say about the incident:
On Friday November 6, 2020 at around 3:20am two off-duty Atlanta police officers were working an extra job at Monaco Hookah Lounge 255 Trinity Av SW. The officers were in uniform and a marked APD vehicle with its blue lights activated for visibility was parked nearby. The officers were outside the lounge when two groups of males started to argue with each other. The argument quickly escalated to gunfire between the two groups. One of the off-duty officers, along with an on-duty Atlanta police officer who was patrolling nearby, confronted the shooters and shots were fired during the encounter. Three suspects were located on-scene with gunshot wounds and were transported to the hospital by EMS. Three other suspects left the scene and were taken to the hospital by private vehicles. Two additional suspects were detained on scene.
Three of the persons shot in the incident have died as a result of their wounds and three others are being treated in area hospitals. The officers were not injured. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested to respond and investigate the officer involved shooting aspect of the incident. Atlanta Police Homicide investigators responded to the scene and are investigating the homicides. Part of the investigations will include determining which individuals were struck by gunfire from the suspects and whether any were struck by gunfire from the officers. Charges are anticipated against the two suspects detained on-scene and additional charges are likely as the investigation continues.
Rest in peace Von.
Just received tragic confirmation.
Rest in peace, King Von.
Gone way too soon.
— Justin L. Hunte 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@TheCompanyMan) November 6, 2020
From my convo with Von manager who survived getting shot, he says it wasn’t the police who killed King Von.
However, he did say Police did engage in a shoot out with other armed individuals who were there .
King Von reportedly was unarmed.
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) November 6, 2020