King Von, the 26-year-old rapper, has died, the New York Post reported today. The outlet claims the rising star was shot and killed outside an Atlanta nightclub this week. TMZ was the first to report that the 26-year-old performing artist was murdered outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in downtown Atlanta after two groups of men opened fire on each other.
According to TMZ, about 6 people were shot dead, three of them stayed at the scene and the other three ran. However, the injured still went to the hospital for treatment for their injuries.
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Three men were killed, one of whom was the rapper, King Von. However, it is not known exactly who killed him. Police officers were reportedly at the scene and started shooting at the men as they opened fire.
According to TMZ, no police officers were injured in the shooting. As fans of King Von know, he released his first single “Crazy Store” in 2018 and has been associated with Lil ‘Durk in recent years as his name grew in popularity.
Hip-hop fans know this isn’t the first time a rapper has been killed or involved in a gunfire. Earlier this year, Pop Smoke was killed at the age of 20 while living in a house rented by a Real Housewives star.
As previously reported, Pop Smoke was killed while staying at an Airbnb after a group of men broke into the property and shot him. It was originally believed to be just a robbery, but later reports claimed it could be a gang.
In addition, Hurricane Chris was involved in a gas station gunfight that killed a man. Chris was charged with second degree murder last month, and he and his legal team released a statement claiming they were fighting to clear his name.
Hurricane Chris first became known in the early 2000s with a string of hit singles, though his career later faded.