Pop Smoke was shot at a Hollywood Hills home at about 4.30am Wednesday Two masked men broke into the home and opened fire on the rapper, TMZ said.
He was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead. The suspects are still at large and it is unclear if they’ve been identified by police
Rapper Pop Smoke was shot dead in an apparent home invasion robbery early Wednesday morning, officials say.
The 20-year-old artist, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was at a party at a home in Hollywood Hills when two men wearing hoods and masks broke in at around 4.30am local time, TMZ reported.
The suspects fired multiple shots, at least one of which struck Pop Smoke and left him critically injured.
The men then fled on foot and are still at large as of 7.45am.
It is unclear whether they’ve been identified by authorities or what their motive may have been in the shooting.
Rapper Pop Smoke was shot dead in an apparent home invasion robbery in Hollywood Hills early Wednesday morning, officials say. Two masked men broke into the home and opened fire on the rapper. Medics are seen carting him to an ambulance that transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
First responders with the Los Angeles Fire Department were filmed rolling Pop Smoke out of the home on a stretcher.
He was transported by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, where he was pronounced dead.
One man was taken into custody immediately after the shooting but he was released after police determined he was not involved.
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