American rapper King Von is dead. The 26-year old rapper was killed on Friday following a shooting outside an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in which police became involved, authorities said.
According to TMZ, 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.
TMZ reports two off-duty Atlanta police officers who were working an “extra job” at the club opened fire while confronting the gunmen.
“That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups,” Atlanta police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said. “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.”
A total of three people, including Von, are said to have died. Three people suspected of participating in the incident suffered non-fatal wounds and were taken to the hospital by paramedics. Two other suspects went to the hospital in private vehicles. Bennett was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.
The shooting is now being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Homicide.
King Von, whose legal name is Dayvon Daquan Bennett released his debut album Welcome To O-Block last month. Rest In Peace.