As an emerging rapper from Chicago, King Von was among the three killed in a shooting in Atlanta earlier on Friday. Furthermore, the shooting left 3 other people injured.
The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dayvon Bennett, was visiting a club when his group was approached by two men. An argument went bad and soon both groups started shooting.
Fans and celebrities on social networks mourn the death of King Von. While Chicago artist Chance The Rapper blesses the deceased rapper and his family.
Rub. This year has been difficult. rip von God bless him and his family, I can’t believe it
– Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 6, 2020
NBA star LeBron James has sent a prayer to the King Von family.
Damn Rest Easy Von! Bronny, Bryce and I were rocked with his music and storytelling! The child has a good future ahead. My prayers and blessings to his family. #LeVonJames #KingVon
̵1; LeBron James (@KingJames) November 6, 2020
Atlanta Police Department officers arrived at the scene. Two officers opened fire on two locations. No officers were injured in the incident, informed the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who were investigating the matter.
King Von’s company, EMPIRE, released a statement. “He’s a loving dad, a devoted member of his community and a great talent that has just begun to surface the surface of his boundless potential,” it wrote. “Von overcame extremely difficult circumstances when he was young, but never lost the sense of giving back and enhancing his community.”
(With comments from agencies)