King Von Shot and Killed in Atlanta

Trace William Cowen
·1 min read

King Von is dead at the age of 26 following a shooting involving police in Georgia, TMZ reports.

TMZ cites sources as saying 3 people, including King Von, were killed in the shooting. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the incident occurred outside a nightclub in downtown Atlanta early Friday morning. Reporters Chelsea Prince and John Spink noted that "several others" were injured. TMZ put the number of people shot at 6. One person was said to have been struck by a vehicle when the crowd outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge started to scatter, AJC reports.

The report also noted that local authorities had been called to the club twice over a 24-hour period to investigate shootings, though there is zero evidence the two incidents are related. During the early Friday morning shooting, two off-duty cops who were working security are said to have tried to intervene, ultimately exchanging gunfire with as-yet-unidentified individuals.

"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."

The GA Bureau of Investigation has been enlisted to investigate.

Later, social media posts from Calboy, Chopsquad DJ, and more appeared to confirm King Von had died. Von's manager was quoted as saying that Von had been shot and did not survive.

RIP.

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