Philadelphia (WPVI) — Rapper PnB Rock, a well-known hip-hop artist from Philadelphia, was shot dead Monday afternoon during a robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken. & Waffles in South Los Angeles, a police source told ABC News. he was 30 years old.
Los Angeles police haven’t officially named the victim, but LAPD sources told ABC News on Monday night that the rapper, whose full name is Rakim Hasheem Allen, said in a social account of the incident captured by eyewitnesses. He said he was the victim seen in the media video.
Allen grew up in Germantown, Philadelphia. He used his PnB name as an acronym for the intersection of Pastorius and Bainton streets.
The rapper performed one of his final shows at Philadelphia’s The Fillmore in December. He called it “Philly’s Homecoming”.
Currently, there is a sign outside the venue that reads “RIP PnB Rock”.
Another tribute is on display at the Met Philly.
The rapper shared that he was at a South LA eatery with his girlfriend and was dining at Roscoe’s in a since-deleted message, according to his social media accounts.
Police said they received a call about the shooting at 1:23 p.m. ET and found a male victim with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital. According to the LAPD, as the victim and the woman were dining at the restaurant, he was approached by at least one suspect with a firearm and demanding property. Police said the suspect shot the victim multiple times, took away property, and left it in the getaway car.
“What happened was that while the victim and a female witness were dining at a restaurant in the area, at least one suspect approached, brandished a firearm and demanded property from the victim.” Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Kelly Muniz told a news conference Monday afternoon. “The suspect then shot the victim multiple times, took away his belongings, and left the location in his getaway vehicle.”
Muniz said multiple shots were fired and no one else at the scene was injured.
When asked about reports that Allen shared his location on social media before the robbery, Muniz said, “We always look on social media,” but police have yet to “confirm” it. He added that he did not.
Police said they were reviewing surveillance video to identify potential suspects.
Action News has learned that at least one witness tried to perform CPR, but instead of others helping, he reportedly decided to record it on his cell phone, angering him online. there is.
Allen has released numerous Billboard Hot 100 hits, including “Fleek” and “Selfish,” and was featured in XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class rapper to watch in 2017.
Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared his condolences on Twitter, writing, “Good night! @PnBRock He moved to LA and quietly left his surroundings to enjoy and pursue a career in music.” Stop the When I met him at Violence’ Larry’ Odenreed HS, he was a very respectful young man. A sad loss for our city. #peacenotguns.”
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy tweeted his condolences along with a photo of the Philadelphia rapper and his children
Allen leaves at least one child behind.
Deena Zaru, Alex Stone and Marilyn Heck of ABC News contributed to this report.
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