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Rapper PnB Rock shot dead in the presence of his girlfriend

Philadelphia rapper, Rakim Allen popularly known as PnB Rock was fatally shot during a robbery at the Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles restaurant in South Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, law enforcement sources told The Times.

Rock had been at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who had posted a location-tagged photo in a since-deleted Instagram post.

At exactly 1:15 p.m, a shooting took place at the famous eatery on Main Street and Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz said.

Muniz said a suspect brandished a firearm inside the restaurant and demanded items from the victim. This led to “some sort of verbal exchange” before the victim was shot several times and fell to the floor.

The suspect then “removed items from the victim”, she said, before running to a waiting getaway car and fleeing the scene.

The victim was shot almost immediately by the assailant during the robbery, Muniz said.

“He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” she said.

Muniz said the victim was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m.

According to a law enforcement source, Los Angeles Police Department investigators are examining security video from inside the restaurant to identify the shooter. They also are checking surrounding businesses to see whether security systems captured any images of the suspect leaving on foot or in a vehicle.

Meanwhile, Rock being at a Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles with his girlfriend when he was killed, which she had posted on her personal Instagram account showing her food and the location of where they were has triggered reactions and accusing fingers.

Kodak Black reacting to Rock’s death wrote, 

“Ion usually speak on deaths! Go to funerals or nun kuz life goes on, but, SMH. PnB was my boy, I was jus OTP wit em last night! We be talkin bout him comin back out & poppin his shit again in this rap shit.”

“That hoe might as well kill herself”.

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B also took their different stances;

“After Pop Smoke there’s no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts,” Minaj began in a Tweet, referencing how Pop’s address had been posted on social media before his death. “To show waffles & some fried chicken????! He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus.”

After receiving backlash for her take, Minaj continued to speak on the situation in separate tweets: “The ppl around these rappers gain so much. It’s time to start really reminding them over & over!!! At least TRY to put your foot down if you CARE! Tell them!!! You’re not loved like you think you are!!! You’re prey!!!! In a world full of predators!!!! What’s not clicking???!!!”

Cardi B on her part discouraged people from placing any blame for his death on his girlfriend. “I highly doubt n****s was looking at PMB’s babymom IG. He was in a bad location and people stay outside plotting. It’s very irresponsible and inconsiderate to blame her for something so tragic. We should be sending nothing but love to her and his family at this time.”

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