Two groups of men argued in the car park around 3:30 a.m. and opened fire, authorities said
Atlanta police were working at the Monaco Hookah Lounge and an officer on patrol nearby clashed with gunmen and shots were fired during the encounter, police said.
“At this point, our investigators believe (King Von) was shot during the first shootout between two groups of men, before the police responded and attempted to stop the shooting. out, (King Von) was not at the scene, but went to the hospital immediately after the shooting, by private car “, the notice from Atlanta police said.
GBI earlier said three people were dead, but an Atlanta police spokesman said only two people died ̵1; King Von and another man.
Police said they found three suspects with gunshot injuries brought to the hospital by ambulance. The other three went to the hospital by private car, police said.
Four people are being treated at regional hospitals, authorities said. One person is in critical condition and the others are settled, police said.
Police said they detained two people near the waiting room, who could face charges.
No officers were injured in the incident, according to GBI and police.
King Von, whose legal name is Dayvon Bennett, has twice entered Billboard’s Top R & B / Hip-Hop Albums with “Grandson, Vol. 1” (a mixtape at No. 37) and “Levon James” ( a mixtape peaked at number 36). Last week, he released the album “Welcome To O’Block.”
“The 26-year-old artist left us as soon as the world began to grasp the depth of his talent,” said Erin Ryan, a journalist for King Von in a statement. “He is a devoted father, a deeply loyal friend and a man who always takes care of everyone before himself. We are heartbroken for his family, friends, the football team and the fans. his grave. “
Basketball star LeBron James mourns the death of King Von, who grew up in Chicago and reunites in Atlanta with his friend Lil Durk.
“Damn Rest Easy Von! Bronny, Bryce and I were rocked with his music and storytelling! The kid has a good future ahead. My prayers and blessings come home. family it. #LeVonJames #KingVon, “the Lakers star tweeted.
Chance the Rapper wrote: “Wow. This year has been difficult. I can’t believe God bless him and his family.”
The GBI is investigating the involvement of the officers in the shooting and the Atlanta police murder detectives investigating the killings.
Part of the two investigations, according to police, will determine which individuals have been hit by bullets from the suspects and whether anyone has been hit by bullets from the officers.