United States Rapper King Von has died at the age of 26 after he was shot in a violent shootout outside a club in Atlanta.
Off-duty police officers swooped to the scene to help out. The two cops were not injured in the shooting.
DJ Akademiks said King Von’s manager was also in the shooting but survived the shot and remains in hospital.
The rapper’s friends DJ Akademiks and DJ On Da Beat So Issa Banga took to social media to break the sad news.
DJ Akademiks tweeted:
“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 On Da Beat So Issa Banga wrote on Instagram :
“My heart can’t take this. No bro. Why you. Why bro. Please just FaceTime me bro.
“Why they had to take you. Ima hsee 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 snd 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.”
Police confirmed the gunfire breaking out in the car park between two groups.
“That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups,” said Atlanta police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek of the incident.
”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.”
Tributes flooded social media when his friends broke the news of his death including from Nigeria ace musician Davido.
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