King Von Killed in Atlanta Shooting
King Von has died following a shooting in Atlanta. He was 26.
The Chicago rapper was among two people killed by gunfire outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in downtown Atlanta on Friday morning (Nov. 6). According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the officer-involved shooting started around 3 a.m. Friday after an argument between two groups turned physical in the parking lot. Two off-duty police officers attempted to intervene but were not injured.
A member of King Von’s crew, Chopsquad DJ, confirmed that Von was among the victims. “My heart can’t take this. No bro. Why you. Why bro. Please just FaceTime me bro. Why they had to take you,” he wrote on Instagram Friday. “RIP my Bestfriend.”
Just last week, Von released his debut album, Welcome to O’Block, featuring appearances from Moneybagg Yo, Polo G, Dreezy, and his mentor Lil Durk, who signed him to his Only the Family label. The project reached No. 2 on Apple Music’s all-genre album charts (behind Ariana Grande).
The hip-hop community, including Chance the Rapper and YG, took to social media to pay tribute to King Von and mourn his passing.
Wow. This year was so tough. rip von God bless him and his family I can’t believe it
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 6, 2020
DAMN. JUS TAP’D IN WIT YOU GANGSTA
R I P KING VON ❤️
— 4HUNNID (@YG) November 6, 2020
In a time where there’s so much divide we really gotta get this into the right perspective… we’re not the enemy… we have to do better now… Rest in power King Von 😔🙏🏾
— dvsn ÷ (@dvsn) November 6, 2020