Rapper King Von killed in exchange of gunfire

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Rapper King Von, whose legal name is Dayvon Bennett, was one of two people fatally shot Friday during an early morning exchange of gunfire. Four other people were wounded by gunfire, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Two groups of men argued in the parking lot around 3:30 a.m. and shots were fired. Investigators believe (King Von) was shot during the initial shootout between the two groups of males, prior to police responding. Four people are being treated in area hospitals, one of them being extremely critical. Police detained two people near the lounge who could face charges.

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King Von, who grew up in Chicago and reunited in Atlanta with friend Lil Durk, had charted twice on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with “Grandson, Vol. 1” (a mixtape that went to No. 37) and “Levon James” (a mixtape that peaked at No. 36). Last week he released the album “Welcome To O’Block.” Basketball star LeBron James and many others lamented the death of King Von. At age 16, Von went to jail for the first time. This would only be the start of a long course of legal troubles for the rapper. During his teen years, Bennett was arrested multiple times and would spend years in and out of jail before he turned to rapping in 2018.