Chicago-bred rapper King Von has reportedly passed away after succumbing to gunshot wounds.

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Per the AJC, an officer-involved shooting took place outside of Atlanta’s Monaco Hookah Lounge between two groups. According to multiple reports, the two groups in question were Von and southern rapper Quando Rondo’s camps. t the time of the shooting, two people were killed at the scene while one other individual was transported in critical condition to Grady Memorial. It is not yet confirmed whether Von, born Dayvon Bennett, died at the scene of the shooting or later on in the hospital.

“There was an incident where two groups of individuals got into a physical altercation. That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups,” an APD officer confirmed. “Two police officers who were working at the particular club noticed the gunfire and engaged some of the people involved. There was an exchange of gunfire with police as well. At this particular time, we have about five individuals who have been shot, two of them are deceased, one is in critical condition, and two are stable.”


However, his death confirmed early Friday morning by producer and frequent collaborator Chopsquad DJ via Instagram.

“My heart can’t take this,” he achingly penned. “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 […] We sat on FaceTime for hours making songs together. Every bar had a meaning snd 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.”

Von, signed to Lil Durk’s Only The Family imprint, only just unleashed his Welcome To O Block album, making a case for a strong future ahead.

This story is still developing.