Rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes and another man killed in Durban shooting

Tragically, Kiernan "AKA" Forbes and another man were killed in a shooting at a well-known nightspot on Durban's Florida Road last Friday. An anonymous first responder at the scene reported that Forbes was shot while standing on the pavement as gunfire erupted shortly after 10:00 PM.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Robert Netshiunda, confirmed the news to News24 stating that a "well-known rapper" was gunned down in Florida Road, Durban on Friday evening. However, the police will not be releasing the victims' names until a full investigation is completed.

The incident took place in the popular entertainment district, which came to a halt as the police officers closed the road. ALS Paramedics spokesman, Garrith Jamieson, stated that two men were killed in the shooting and both had sustained gunshot wounds. Despite efforts to save one of the victims, he succumbed to his injuries.

Forbes was scheduled to perform in the city on Friday night and footage posted on Instagram showed the rapper enjoying himself and toasting with a table full of friends. Efforts to reach police spokespeople are ongoing and more details about the shooting are expected to emerge.

It is worth noting that Forbes' fiancé, Anele Tembe, tragically fell to her death from her hotel room in a Cape Town hotel in April 2021. This is a developing story and more information will be shared as it becomes available.

In conclusion, the death of Kiernan "AKA" Forbes is a devastating loss for the music industry and the hip-hop community. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends, family, and fans during this difficult time.

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