06 November 2020 20:36
Rapper King Von has died aged 26 after being gunned down in an Atlanta shooting, according to pals. The American rapper has a loyal following of 2.3million fans on his Instagram account after he skyrocketed to fame as a musician. Gunfire exploded outside Atlanta's Monaco Hookah Lounge at 3am on Friday morning between two groups. The shooting broke out in a car park. DJ Akademiks said King Von's manager was also in the shooting but survived the shot and remains in hospital.
King Von's friends DJ Akademiks and DJ On Da Beat So Issa Banga took to social media to break the sad news of his death. Later, the social media star updated his fans about more details surrounding the shooting. He later added: "From my convo with Von manager who survived getting shot, he says it wasn't the police who killed King Von. King Von reportedly was unarmed." King Von's other pal DJ On Da Beat So Issa Banga paid tribute to the late star in a heartbreaking note. I love you bro @kingvonfrmdao." Police confirmed the gunfire broke out in the car park after a row quickly escalated between two different groups. There was also an exchange of shooting involving the police.
SUBSCRIBE Invalid email Sign up fornow and never miss the top Royal stories again. King Von has died at the age of 26, according to pals DJ Akademiks and DJ On Da Beat. The popular American rapper has 2.3million fans on his Instagram account. It comes after gunfire was heard outside Atlanta's Monaco Hookah Lounge at 3am on Friday morning between two groups. The shooting began in a car park.
King Von has 2.3million fans on his Instagram account King Von's friend said he was shot and didn't make it He added: "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 On Da Beat So Issa Banga also penned on Instagram: "My heart can't take this. Please just FaceTime me bro. "We sat on FaceTime for hours making songs together. I love you bro @kingvonfrmdao."(sic) Police have confirmed the gunfire broke out in the car park between two groups. Atlanta police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said in a statement: "That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups. Chicago drill artist King Von has died. Reports from the United States indicate that the rapper was shot during an altercation earlier today (November 6th). According to HotNewHipHop, King Von was shot during a confrontation with Quando Rondo's crew in Atlanta, Georgia and was taken to hospital. "That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups," said Atlanta police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek. "Two police officers who were working at that particular club, or lounge, noticed the altercation and engaged some of the people involved. Now DJ Akademiks has confirmed that the rapper has died as a result of the incident. King Von has passed away after a fatal shooting in Atlanta, multiple reports have sadly confirmed. The 26-year-old was reportedly shot outside of Atlanta's Monaco Hookah Lounge around 3 a.m. local time on Friday morning (Nov. 6). HotNewHipHop writes that two other people have also been confirmed dead and several were injured in the shooting. "[A] physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups," Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of the situation. "Two police officers who were working at that particular club, or lounge, noticed the altercation and engaged some of the people involved. There was an exchange of gunfire with police as well." Von was rumored to have been critically injured after the shooting, but reports confirmed his tragic passing on Friday afternoon. "It's with great sadness that I have to confirm that King Von has passed away," DJ Akademiks tweeted. RIP King Von." "Rest in peace, King Von. Gone way too soon." Just last week, Von released his new album, Welcome To O'Block. The 16-track effort saw collaborations with Moneybagg Yo, Five Foreign, Polo G, Dreezy, Lil Durk and Prince Dre. A promising up-and-comer, Von was known for his Chicago drill sound and fierce storytelling abilities. Details surrounding Von's tragic passing are still developing, and we'll continue to update you with the latest. Rest in peace, King Von. It's with great sadness that I have to confirm that King Von has passed away. I spoke with his manager who luckily has survived being shot and is currently recovering in the hospital. However, Von manager did confirm that Von was shot and did not make it. RIP King Von — DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) November 6, 2020 Rapper King Von is dead after a violent confrontation outside an Atlanta nightclub that ended in gunfire... a deadly shootout broke out early Friday morning outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in downtown Atlanta, with gunfire being exchanged between 2 groups of men who were arguing with each other. Our sources say there were off-duty Atlanta police officers working at the club and an on-duty cop patrolling nearby... In total, our sources say 6 people were shot, including 3 who remained at the scene and were transported to the hospital by EMS. 3 people died from their wounds, including King Von... We're told no cops were injured in the shooting, which is now being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Homicide. It's unclear who shot King Von, sources say investigators are trying to sort out who shot who. King Von was an up and coming rapper in Atlanta, dropping his first single, "Crazy Story" in 2018 and was affiliated with Lil Durk.