Chicago rapper King Vaughn was among three people killed in a police shooting outside a club in Atlanta.
Atlanta police said the incident began at around 3:20 a.m. when two groups of men began quarreling with each other outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge, 255 W. Trinity Ave. SW, and the two groups exchanged fire.
Police said that two off-duty officers, both in uniform and working on an additional job in the terminal, along with a duty officer on patrol in the vicinity, confronted the groups and opened fire.
Police said that “three of the people who were shot in the accident died of their wounds, and three others are being treated in hospitals in the area.” “The officers were not injured.”
Police confirmed that King Vaughn, whose real name was Devon Bennett, was among those killed in the shooting. The identities of the other people who were shot were not revealed.
It was unclear if anyone was hit by the officer’s fire, but police said investigators believed Bennett was shot during the initial confrontation between the two groups of males.
“Additionally, Mr. Bennett was not present at the scene, but he arrived at the hospital shortly after the shooting with a private vehicle,” police said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate the shooting incident in which the officer was involved.
Police said: “Part of the investigation will include identifying people who were injured by the suspects ‘fire and whether any of them were hit by the officers’ fire.”
Several people in the hip-hop community posted messages of condolences on social media, including fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper.
Last month, King Von released his album “Welcome to the O-Block,” a nod to the area around 64 and King Drive on the South Side where he grew up. The album featured Moneybagg Yo, Polo G and Lil Durk.