King Von Death: Rapper Killed in Atlanta Shooting

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Chicago rapper King Von is dead at age 26.

According to reports, the rapper was shot when gunfire erupted outside of the Monaco Hookah Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia. Two groups of men reportedly began arguing before it turned deadly.

Per TMZ, three people were killed in the crossfire which also involved police officers who were working at the club.

There is no word on who fired the deadly chat.

From the report:

Our sources say there were off-duty Atlanta police officers working at the club and an on-duty cop patrolling nearby … and police also opened fire while confronting the gunmen. In total, our sources say 6 people were shot, including 3 who remained at the scene and were transported to the hospital by EMS. We’re told 3 other people fled, but also ended up in the hospital.

The shooting is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Homicide.

King Von’s recording label, Empire, released a statement on the rapper’s death.

“We are devastated by the untimely passing of King Von,” the statement reads. “He was a loving father, dedicated member of his community and an amazing talent that just started to scratch the surface of his boundless potential. Von overcame incredibly challenging circumstances as a young man, but never lost sight of what it meant to give back and uplift his community—O’Block.”

“We are fortunate to have witnessed his growth and evolution, but know he had so much more to give the world. The Empire family offers our condolences to his family, friends, team and fans during this very difficult time.”

Our deepest condolences go out to the families of everyone who lost their lives in the incident.

That is all the information that is available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant information should it become available at any time. If there is anything that we missed, please feel free to send an email to [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible. 

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