Rapper King Von killed in Atlanta shooting

King Von, whose real name was Dayvon Bennett, was an emerging Chicago rapper, he was among three people killed in a shooting in Atlanta early Friday, authorities said.

The shooting left three others hospitalized with injuries.

The 26-year-old rapper was visiting Atlanta’s Monaco Hookah Lounge around 3 a.m. Friday when his group was approached by two men.

What began as an argument shifted into a gunfight, according to a report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the shooting.

On Friday, the rapper was mourned on social media by artists including Lil Yachty, YG. Their tweets below respectively.

Lil Yachty’s tweet
YG’s Tweet

β€œHe was a loving father, dedicated member of his community, and an amazing talent that just started to scratch the surface of his boundless potential.” – His label Empire stated.

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