The gruesome footage shows the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Hasheem Allen, lying in a pool of blood surrounded by security guards and staff at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, according to reports. musictimes.com.
The video shows that when word spread that the rapper had been shot, he was still alive and fighting for his life.
According to the Los Angeles Times and TMZ, the rapper died at the hospital.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that shots were fired in South Los Angeles, but declined to identify the victim.
The rapper was on a date with his girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang at the time of the attack. An unknown suspect approached him with a revolver and demanded to hand over valuables.
According to Los Angeles Police Capt. Kelly Muniz, “he shot the victim and ran through the side door to his car and then sped out of the parking lot.”
She said PnB Rock may have been targeted because of his jewelry. Due to the multiple gunshot wounds he sustained in the shootout, at 1 p.m. 59 min. he was pronounced dead.
The attacker has not yet been identified or arrested. According to TMZ, the “Selfish” singer was the only target as no one else in the restaurant was injured.
It is believed that the main mistake of the rapper was to mark the place where he is at that time on social networks.
Twitter users rushed to discuss the horrific incident, with one user writing: “Outsiders think Los Angeles is fun and exciting. Popularity is not worth your life.”
Another Twitter user called on rappers to stop flaunting their money and jewelry wherever they go.
“We need to stop showing off jewelry and money because there are hungry people everywhere who have nothing to eat and nothing to lose. Be safe.”
He paid tribute to the musician Nicki MinajDrake and Jake Paul.
PnB Rock was born in Philadelphia but raised in Los Angeles.
He was only 19 years old when he heard Drake’s album “Take Care” and felt the desire to create music. In June 2014, his debut compilation was released, and in 2015, he signed a contract with Atlantic Records.
The next year, the magazine “Rolling Stone” listed him as one of the “Ten New Artists to Know”.
PnB Rock was 30 years old.
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