WATCH: CCTV Footage Shows AKA Was Shot At A Close Range

As the hip-hop community mourns the untimely death of South African rap star Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA, CCTV footage detailing events leading to and after his murder has emerged online.

The footage shared by one King HarRis shows the gunman walking into AKA and shooting him at a very close range after which he run away crossing a street.

Watch the footage below. ⚠️ Viewer discretion is advised

AKA was shot alongside his long-time friend Tebello Motsoane, known as Tibz on Durban’s Florida road which is one of the city’s most vibrant spots.

The rapper and his associate were walking to their car when they were approached by two armed men who shot them at close range. The assailants fled the scene on foot.

Police have said they don’t want to speculate on whether the murders were a result of a hit but said that possibility cannot be ruled out.   

It’s understood the 35-year-old was making his way to a nightclub for a performance as part of his birthday celebrations at the time of his death.

AKA was known for songs like ‘Fela in Versace’ and ‘Lemons (Lemonade)’.

His parents confirmed his death in a statement.

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