RIP: Rapper King Von shot and killed outside nightclub #RIPKingVon

RIP: Rapper King Von shot and killed outside nightclub #RIPKingVon

Rapper King Von was one among two people fatally shot Friday during an early morning exchange of gunfire outside an Atlanta hookah lounge, authorities said.

Four people were wounded by gunfire, consistent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which was investigating the shooting because cops ended up firing their weapons.

Two groups of men argued within the parking zone around 3:30 a.m. and shots were fired, authorities said

An off-duty Atlanta policeman who was performing at the Monaco Hookah Lounge and a politician who was patrolling nearby confronted the gunmen and shots were fired during that encounter, police said.

“At this point, our investigators believe (King Von) was shot during the initial shootout between the 2 groups of males, before police responding and attempting to prevent the shooting. Additionally, (King Von) wasn’t located at the scene, but received a hospital shortly after the shooting, via private vehicle,” a press release from Atlanta police said.

The GBI said earlier that three people had died, but an Atlanta police spokesman said only two people died — King Von and another man.

Police said they found three suspects with gunshot wounds who were taken by ambulances to the hospital. Three people visited the hospital privately vehicles, police said.

Four people are being treated in area hospitals, authorities said. One is extremely critical and therefore the others are stable, police said.

Police said they detained two people near the lounge who could face charges.

No officers were injured within the incident, consistent with GBI and police.

King Von, whose legal name is Dayvon Bennett, had charted twice on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with “Grandson, Vol. 1” (a mixtape that visited No. 37) and “Levon James” (a mixtape that peaked at No. 36). Last week he released the album “Welcome To O’Block.”

“The 26-year-old artist left us even as the planet was starting to grasp the depths of his talents,” King Von’s publicist Erin Ryan said during a statement. “He was a faithful father, a deeply loyal friend, and a person who took care of his people before himself. We are heartbroken for his family, his friends, his team, and his fans.”

Basketball star LeBron James lamented the death of King Von, who grew up in Chicago and reunited in Atlanta with friend Lil Durk.

“Damn Rest Easy Von! Bronny, Bryce, and that I rocked together with his music and storytelling! the child had a damn good future before him. My prayers and blessings to his family. #LeVonJames #KingVon,” the Lakers star tweeted.

The GBI is investigating the officers’ involvement in the shooting and Atlanta police homicide detectives are looking into the killings.

According to police, a part of the 2 investigations is going to be determining which individuals were struck by gunfire from the suspects and whether any were struck by bullets from the officers.