Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning in what seems to be a home invasion robbery, based on a report. He was 20 years outdated.
Around 4:30 a.m. native time, two males sporting hooded sweatshirts and masks broke into the home the place Pop Smoke was staying, legislation enforcement sources informed TMZ. They fired a number of gunshots, hitting and wounding the up-and-coming Brooklyn-born artist, based on TMZ.
The Hollywood Hills home was owned by Edwin Arroyave, the husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp.
A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed to Page Six that at round 4:30 a.m. a murder occurred at a Hollywood Hills home however didn’t affirm that Pop Smoke, whose actual identify is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was the sufferer. We’re informed the sufferer was a black male in his 20s and that he was taken to a neighborhood hospital the place he was pronounced useless.
Law enforcement is unclear if it was a gang-related incident, the spokesperson mentioned.
The suspects had been reportedly seen fleeing on foot and haven’t been caught or recognized. TMZ experiences that one man was positioned in handcuffs however later let go.
Several artists took to Instagram to share their grief for the “GATTI” artist, together with 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj.
A rep for Pop Smoke didn’t instantly return our request for remark.