- BBC News World
American rapper PnB Rock was shot to death by an unknown person Monday afternoon inside a Los Angeles restaurant, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reported.
The artist, whose real name was Rakim Allen, was eating with his girlfriend at a local of the well-known fast food chain Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, located in the south of the city, when an armed man approached his table and demanded that he I will give you your jewelry.
When the rapper refused, the man fired “several bullets,” said LAPD Officer Kelly Muniz.
“We are checking the audio from the security camera recording to determine exactly what words were exchanged before the event and to identify the shooter,” Muniz explained.
The shooter exited through the side door into a parking lot near the fast food restaurant and fled in a car.
According to the newspaper Los Angeles Timesthe police review the security cameras of businesses near the restaurant to try to obtain a more reliable image of the murderer and find his whereabouts. PnB Rock, 30, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died 45 minutes after receiving the shots, around 2:00 p.m. local time (9:00 p.m. GMT).
Before the shooting, the rapper’s girlfriend had published a photo with him on her social networks, which included the location where they were.
PnB Rock, who was born in Philadelphia in 1991, had managed to carve out a place for himself in the competitive US hip-hop scene after his success Fleek (2015), to which it would happen Everyday We Lit (2016), a song that he sang together with the rapper YFN Lucci and that had a great impact in the country.
The song Selfish also caused a great impact and made his figure internationally recognized, leading him to collaborate with musicians such as the British Ed Sheeran in cross me (2019).
Luv Me Againreleased two days ago, was the last song from PnB Rock.
As soon as his death was confirmed, there were numerous messages of sadness and expressions of affection on social networks.
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Rapper PnB Rock shot dead at Los Angeles restaurant – BBC News