Rising Chicago Rapper King Von Shot And Killed In Atlanta

(TIML NEWS) The Windy City native was one of three victims fatally shot after a reported altercation at a hookah lounge.

King Von, an up-and-coming Chicago rapper signed to Lil Durk’s Only the Family label and Empire Distribution, was shot and killed in Atlanta early Friday (Nov. 6).

The 26-year-old rapper, born Dayvon Bennett, was one of three people fatally shot after a verbal argument at the Monaco Hookah Lounge escalated to gunfire at around 4 a.m., Atlanta police said.

Von was reportedly unarmed. Three additional shooting victims remain hospitalized.

“At this time, our investigators believe Mr. Bennett was shot during the initial shootout between the two groups of males, prior to police responding and attempting to stop the shooting,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said in a statement, per the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “Additionally, Mr. Bennett was not located at the scene, but arrived at a hospital shortly after the shooting, via private vehicle. The investigation into this incident remains open and very active.”

Two cops, one on-duty  and one-off duty, attempted to break up the incident. “Two police officers who were working at that particular club, or lounge, noticed the altercation and engaged some of the people involved,” Atlanta police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said. “There was an exchange of gunfire with police as well.”