The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced rapper King Von and two others were shot and killed early Friday outside of Monaco Hookah Lounge in Atlanta.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that Dayvon Bennett, aka King Von, and a group of men left the Opium Nightclub and went to the Monaco Hookah Lounge on 255 Trinity Avenue,” GBI said in a statement.
“Once there, two men approached the group in the parking lot, and the two groups of men started to argue with each other. The argument quickly escalated to gunfire between the two groups.”
“During the shooting incident, six men were shot during the group altercation and officer encounter. Bennett and two men died as a result of their injuries, and three were injured and are being treated at a hospital. “
The Atlanta Police Department states they did not kill King Von.
“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,” police said in the statement.
Police said the investigation into the incident “remains open and very active.”
King Von has one of the top albums in the country with millions of fans. We wish his family our deepest condolences.