Popular Chicago rapper Dayvon Daquan Bennett, popularly known as King Von, has been gunned down in a shooting incident in Atlanta. He was aged 26.
King Von was repeatedly shot after shooting broke out between two groups, which occurred outside Atlanta’s Monaco Hookah Lounge at 3am on Friday morning.
According to earlier reports, the rapper was in critical condition after the shooting but his friend and producer, DJ On Da Beat, confirmed his death on his Instagram page.
“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 Best friend,” he wrote on Instagram.
“The only n***a 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.”
DJ Akademiks also disclosed that Von’s manager was also a victim of the shooting but survived and remains in stable condition in a local hospital.
“That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups,” said Atlanta police Deputy Chief, Timothy Peek.
“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.”