Kiernan “AKA” Forbes is reportedly to have been shot and killed; along with another man – at a nightclub shooting on Durban’s Florida Road on Friday night.
According to a first responder at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Forbes was shot while standing on the pavement when gunfire rang out shortly after 22:00.
He said both had sustained gunshot wounds and despite efforts to resuscitate one of them, he succumbed to his injuries.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Robert Netshiunda confirmed to News24 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.
ALS Paramedics spokesman Garrith Jamieson said that two men had been killed in the incident. The shooting occurred in the popular entertainment district, which was brought to a standstill after police officers closed the road.
Kiernan Forbes was set to perform on Friday night, and footage posted on Instagram showed jovial scenes as the rapper toasted with a table full of friends.