Rapper AKA shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Durban’s Florida Road
Rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road on Friday night, according to police sources in Durban.
Another person, who is thought to be AKA’s bodyguard, was also injured. A third unnamed individual, who is said to be AKA’s close friend, was shot and killed.
Colonel Robert Netshiunda, a police spokesperson, acknowledged that investigators were looking into two murder cases but had not yet determined the murderers’ reasons.
He acknowledged that one of the deceased was a well-known musician without mentioning Forbes. AKA was reportedly killed in a drive-by gunshot while he was standing outside the Wish Restaurant. It’s thought that soon before 10 o’clock, two unidentified automobiles started shooting.
AKA had been outside Wish when he was shot to death, according to shocked diners at a nearby restaurant. After the shooting incident on Florida Road, where two persons have been confirmed dead, Garrith Jamieson, an ALS Paramedics representative, said Florida Road has been shut down.
According to Jamieson, a “renowned rapper” was among the dead.
At this point, it is unknown who the second victim of gunfire was, however, it is believed that he was an intimate friend of AKA.
AKA was scheduled to perform at the Durban nightclub YUGO as part of his birthday celebrations, according to social media posts.
— AKA (@akaworldwide) February 11, 2023
His close friend Da Les expressed amazement on social media.
This is heartbreaking. #RIPAKA