South African rapper, AKA shot dead at a night club

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Award-winning rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes has been shot and killed at a nightclub in Durban.

Sources confirmed that Forbes and another man were killed on the popular Florida Road. What lead up to the incident is not yet clear.

First responder at the scene said Forbes was shot while standing on the pavement when gunfire rang out shortly after 22:00, News24 reports.

Another police source confirmed that he was declared dead at the scene.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Robert Netshiunda confirmed that a “well-known rapper” was gunned down in Florida Road, Durban on Friday evening just after 22:00.

“I can confirm that two men were killed and one of them is a well-known rapper. Police will not be releasing any names of the victims yet until a full investigatin is completed” Netshiunda said.

The shooting occurred in the popular entertainment district, which was brought to a standstill after police officers closed the road.

RescueCare spokesman Garrith Jamieson said that two men had been killed in the incident.

He said both had sustained gunshot wounds and despite efforts to resuscitate one of them, he succumbed to his injuries.

Forbes was billed to perform in the city on Friday night, and footage posted on Instagram showed jovial scenes as the rapper toasted with a table full of friends.