King Von, an up-and-comer in the Chicago drill scene, has died after being involved in a shooting in Atlanta on Friday morning, November 6; he was 26. The Atlanta Police Department tells Vulture that three people were killed and three injured in a shooting outside Monaco Hookah Lounge. The shooting allegedly escalated from an argument between two groups, which prompted one of two off-duty, uniformed police officers working security outside the lounge and an on-duty officer on patrol nearby to intervene. APD says “shots were fired during the encounter,” but add that the officers were not injured. According to police, paramedics took three suspects to the hospital, three others went to the hospital on their own, and two more suspects were detained at the scene.
Atlanta Police Department confirms King Von, a.k.a. Dayvon Bennett, was one of the individuals killed at the shooting. “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 a statement. APD also said it could not find Von at the scene; he arrived at the hospital on his own. Outlets including the No Jumper podcast speculate that the shooting involved a dispute between Von and Atlanta rapper Quando Rondo.