King Von dead: Rapper 'dies aged 26 after being gunned down in shooting' in Atlanta

King Von has died at the age of 26, according to pals DJ Akademiks and DJ On Da Beat. The popular American rapper has 2.3million fans on his Instagram account.

It comes after gunfire was heard outside Atlanta’s Monaco Hookah Lounge at 3am on Friday morning between two groups.

The shooting began in a car park.

Off-duty police officers soon arrived at the scene, they were not injured in the shooting.

DJ Akademiks told fans that King Von’s manager was also in the shooting, but survived and remains in hospital.

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“We sat on FaceTime for hours making songs together. Every bar had a meaning and every song was a part of our soul.

“Every moment meant something and to grow wit you made me feel like I was a real producer. I love you bro @kingvonfrmdao.”(sic)

Police have confirmed the gunfire broke out in the car park between two groups.

Atlanta police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said in a statement: “That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups.

“Two police officers who were working at that particular club, or lounge, noticed the altercation and engaged some of the people involved.