Chicago rapper King Von was involved in a shootout that took his life on Thursday night, on Trinity Ave in downtown Atlanta. The situation unfolded outside the Monaco Hookah lounge, where another shooting had just taken place only 24 hours prior. According to reports from TMZ, Von was one of six people injured in the shooting and one of three who died.
Our sources say there were off-duty Atlanta police officers working at the club and an on-duty cop patrolling nearby … and police also opened fire while confronting the gunmen.
In total, our sources say 6 people were shot, including 3 who remained at the scene and were transported to the hospital by EMS. We’re told 3 other people fled, but also ended up in the hospital.
3 people died from their wounds, including King Von … according to one of his close friends.
We’re told no cops were injured in the shooting, which is now being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Homicide.
King Von’s official DJ took to Instagram after the news broke to share an emotional message and promised to keep Von’s career going by carrying the torch.
Back in October, King Von released his new album Welcome to O’Block with collabs featuring Lil Durk, Polo G, Fivio Foreign, and more. The new album served as the follow up to his highly celebrated Levon James project. The release won a spot on the Billboard 200 charts peaking in at No.36 and it featured his hit song “Took Her to the O.”
The rapper also released a video for his and Fivio Foreign’s song “I Am What I Am” in early October.
King Von’s ex-girlfriend Asian Doll is especially upset about his death. The rapper posted several messages on social media of herself grieving and posted intimate pictures and videos.
“Come Hold Me Again Von…. I Can’t Do It Without You I’m Empty I Just Wanna Close My Eyes & Never Open Them Again,” she wrote.
[…] Been through hell & back & I’ll do it ALL again over & over for centuries. Von you showed me I had a heart I finally found myself & was at peace with myself & everything we was going through I was holding that shit down cause we KNEW how the outcome it was gone be okayyyyyy I was gone ride til I died ….. ima lost soul somebody help me.”
She later added that she too wants to die so she can be with her rapper ex.
Nicki Minaj has since sent condolences and words of support to the young female rapper.
So, so, sad.
R.I.P. King Von.
Several other celebs are reeling over King Von’s unfortunate passing.
See their messages on the flip.