Hip hop artist Pop Smoke has been reportedly murdered according to TMZ, which occurred at 4:30 a.m. local time. TMZ was the first to name Smoke as the victim in the shooting. TMZ described the shooting as being part of a home invasion robbery.
At the time of writing, there are no suspects in custody in relation to the shooting. ABC Los Angeles, citing police sources, said one suspect was seen running on Hercules Drive wearing a ski mask.
Smoke was rushed to Cedars Sinai hospital where he was pronounced dead. Heavy has reached out to Pop Smoke’s camp for comment on the story. A press conference from the LAPD’s Hollywood Division is expected at 7:30 a.m. local time.
20 years old. So full of personality…we were just talking about all the things he was excited to do this year, goals to check off the list, taking the music to new levels. Just getting started. I feel sick 😞 R.I.P. Pop Smoke pic.twitter.com/Y83lDDuoXo
— Nadeska (@neweryork) February 19, 2020