According to TMZ rapper King Vo has just been shot and killed in his home in Atlanta at the age of 26. Von was also found alongside 3 others that were killed. The incident, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, early on Friday took place outside The Monaco Hookah Lounge. TMZ estimates the number of victims who were shot at 6 with one person severely injured via getting hit by a vehicle according to AJC.
It was reported that the Atlanta police were called to the nightclub at least twice in 24 hours due to shooting investigations though no evidence has suggests any relatedness of those shootings. In the Friday morning shooting 2 off duty police officers exchanged gunfire with the unidentified shooters. Timothy Peek, the Atlanta Deputy Police Chief had this to say:
“That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups,” he said. “Two police officers who were working at that particular club, or lounge, noticed the altercation and engaged some of the people involved. There was an exchange of gunfire with police as well.”
The Atlanta Police when approached by Complex for comment released this statement:
On Friday November 6, 2020 at around 3:20am two off-duty Atlanta police officers were working an extra job at Monaco Hookah Lounge 255 Trinity Av SW. The officers were in uniform and a marked APD vehicle with its blue lights activated for visibility was parked nearby. The officers were outside the lounge when two groups of males started to argue with each other. The argument quickly escalated to gunfire between the two groups. One of the off-duty officers, along with an on-duty Atlanta police officer who was patrolling nearby, confronted the shooters and shots were fired during the encounter. Three suspects were located on-scene with gunshot wounds and were transported to the hospital by EMS. Three other suspects left the scene and were taken to the hospital by private vehicles. Two additional suspects were detained on scene.
Three of the persons shot in the incident have died as a result of their wounds and three others are being treated in area hospitals. The officers were not injured. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested to respond and investigate the officer involved shooting aspect of the incident. Atlanta Police Homicide investigators responded to the scene and are investigating the homicides. Part of the investigations will include determining which individuals were struck by gunfire from the suspects and whether any were struck by gunfire from the officers. Charges are anticipated against the two suspects detained on-scene and additional charges are likely as the investigation continues.
No information confirming the identities of the deceased have been provided.
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