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Chicago Rapper King Von Shot and Killed

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Gunfire erupted outside of an Atlanta nightclub early Friday morning

Chicago rapper King Von was reportedly shot and killed outside of an Atlanta nightclub early Friday morning.

According to Atlanta police deputy chief Timothy Peek (via the Atlanta Journal Constitution), a confrontation between two groups erupted outside of Atlanta’s Monaco Hookah Lounge shortly after 3:00 a.m. local time. Tragically, “that physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups.”

Two off-duty Atlanta police officers who were working security at the club intervened and exchanged gunfire.

DJ Akademiks has confirmed that King Von was one of the victims killed in the shooting. “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,” Akademiks reported in a tweet on Friday afternoon.

News of King Von’s death was also confirmed by his close friend Chopsquad DJ, who 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 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.”

This is a developing story