- Fast-rising rapper, Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, has reportedly been shot dead
- The young rapper, who was just 20 years old, was reportedly shot during a home robbery by masked men
- Daily Mail reports that Smoke was at home when two masked men broke in at around 4:30am yesterday and opened fire
The entertainment industry is currently reeling from the brutal murder of fast-rising 20-year-old rapper, Pop Smoke.
According to reports from Daily Mail, the music star was shot dead in what seemed to be a home invasion or robbery attack by two masked men at his home in Hollywood Hills.
It was gathered that shots were fired at the music star, who was at home at around 4:30am on Wednesday, 19 February. It was said that the rapper was shot by the men who later fled on foot, leaving the entertainer in a critical condition.
After the supposed robbers fled, Pop Smoke was said to have been taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.
No suspect has been apprehended in connection with the tragedy but one man was arrested and later released after he was found to have no involvement in the crime.
This is terrible news. RIP to Pop Smoke.
Fans paid tribute to the rapper in his home town of Brooklyn, New York and on social media
Briefly.co.za reported that another young rapper, Juice WRLD, suffered a seizure and died last year.
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