South African rapper Kiernan Forbes, widely known as AKA, was shot dead on Florida Road Friday night, police sources in Durban have confirmed.
A police spokesperson, Robert Netshiunda, confirmed that a “well-known rapper” was shot just after 10 pm.
In his words, “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 investigation is completed.”
Speaking to TimesLIVE, ALS paramedic Garrith Jamieson explained that just after 10.15pm they responded to a shooting incident where two men sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
“On arrival, paramedics met total chaos and a scene where two men, believed to be in their late 30s, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics assisted the men and unfortunately the first male had sustained multiple gun shot wounds and showed no signs of life and was declared deceased at the scene.”
He said a second male was found in critical condition and died despite advanced life support intervention due to extensive injuries.
It is understood that AKA was standing outside the Wish Restaurant when he was gunned down in the drive-by shooting.
It remains unclear what the motive for the shooting was.
The shooting area has been brought to a standstill as police officers have shut down the road.
AKA was 35 years old at the time of his death. He shared a daughter, Kairo, with DJ Zinhle and was in relationship with rapper Nadia Nakai.