Chicago rapper King Von is reportedly dead at the age of 26 after being shot at an Atlanta nightclub, according to sources close to the emerging star. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that five people were shot at Monaco Hookah Lounge, with three killed and two injured. According to witnesses, two groups of people got into an argument in the parking lot which became physical. The altercation escalated to shooting, drawing the attention of two police officers working near the lounge. Gunfire was exchanged with the officers, leaving three people injured and one in critical condition.
Rumors flew online in the aftermath saying that the two crews involved in the altercation were those of King Von and local rapper Quando Rondo. Those reports have thus far been unconfirmed. The officers were not injured and police didn’t know whether the officers actually shot anyone. Meanwhile, Fox 5 Atlanta reports a sixth person injured by a fleeing vehicle; police are searching for the driver. Von’s death was confirmed by a number of sources close to the rapper, including Shade 45 producer Justin Hunte and producer ChopsquadDJ, who produced Von’s hit “Take Her To The O.”
Just received tragic confirmation.
Rest in peace, King Von.
Gone way too soon.
— Justin L. Hunte 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@TheCompanyMan) November 6, 2020
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My heart can’t take this. No bro. Why you. Why bro. Please just FaceTime me bro. Why they had to take you. Ima see 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 and 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
Before the incident, Von was rapidly rising through rap’s ranks to become a hot commodity over the past year. As a member of Lil Durk’s Only The Family label, he was co-signed by one of the Windy City’s most prominent hip-hop stars and released two projects in 2020, the Levon James mixtape released in March and his debut album Welcome To O-Block, which released just a week ago.