Pop Smoke, 20, Shot Dead

Rapper Pop Smoke has died after he was fatally shot yesterday, Wednesday 19 February, at a friend’s home in Los Angeles, California.

The 20-year-old rapper – real name Bashar Barakah Jackson – was inside the $2.5 million house when several men broke into the property. One of the men was reportedly wearing a mask and armed with a handgun.

According to reports, the masked man shot Pop Smoke multiple times, before he and the rest of the men fled from the house on foot.

The “Welcome to the Party” hitmaker was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead hours later.

Police officers detained several people within the property, but they have since been released.

It is believed that Pop Smoke was targeted after he recently posted a picture on Instagram of himself holding stacks of money. He had also posted footage of bags with the property’s address marked on it.

The investigation continues as the suspects remain at large.

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