American rapper King Von has died aged 26 after being gunned down in an Atlanta shooting, according to pals and a TMZ report.
TMZ cites sources as saying 3 people, including King Von, were killed in the shooting.
Gunfire exploded outside Atlanta’s Monaco Hookah Lounge at 3am on Friday morning between two groups. The shooting broke out in a car park.
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.
DJ Akademiks said King Von’s manager was also in the shooting but survived the shot and remains in hospital.
Off-duty police officers swooped to the scene to help out.
“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.
The American rapper has a loyal following of 2.3million fans on his Instagram account after he skyrocketed to fame as a musician.