Is Quando Rondo OK? Shots fired at rapper and his team 6 months after their fatal shootout with King Von's crew
Rapper Quando Rondo and his crew were reportedly shot by a gunman near a convenience store in Blackshear, Georgia, at 3.20 am on Sunday, May 2. The shooting, which took place in a parking lot near the highway, wounded one man in the 22-year-old rapper's entourage. He was later treated at a local hospital.
Police believe that the shooter opened fire at the crew from across the road or the highway. According to TMZ, last November, Quando's crew was involved in a shootout with Chicago rapper King Von's entourage. The shootout took place outside a nightclub in Atlanta and eventually left King Von dead. In fact, on Saturday, Quando had his first show since the King Von shooting, for which one of his crew members was arrested on murder charges. Reportedly, the shootout on the morning of May 2 took place barely 10 minutes from the nightclub where Quando had his show.
Is Quando Rondo OK?
TMZ reported that Quando was not hit by any bullet because he was most likely absent from the shooting scene when the cops responded. Sources reveal that the rapper, whose real name is Tyquian Terrel Bowman, was present at the parking lot before the shooting happened.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the case at the moment. Police claim that Quando and his team were not present at the convenience store long before the shooting took place. It is being believed that the group was only making a quick stop when the shots were fired.
The King Von shootout
On November 6, 2020, a brawl broke out between King Von's team and Quando Rondo's team outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in downtown Atlanta. Surveillance footage of the incident revealed that several shots were fired and Von was then spotted lying on the ground.
On November 20, Quando dropped a new track 'End of Story' which directly confronts Von's Only The Family crew and the altercation, as well as affirmed reports that he was acting out of "self-defense" during the shooting. The arrested suspect, Timothy Leeks, was identified as an affiliate of Quando Rondo. Leeks was charged with one count of murder and later released on a $100,000 bond.