Rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed in South LA restaurant robbery: Sources

Rapper PnB Rock, an up-and-coming hip-hop artist from Philadelphia, was shot and killed Monday afternoon during a robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles, law enforcement sources told ABC News. He was 30 years old.

Although the Los Angeles Police Department has not officially named the victim, LAPD sources told ABC News Monday night that the rapper, whose legal name is Rakim Hasheem Allen, was the victim seen in the videos of the social media of the incident captured by witnesses.

The rapper was at the South LA restaurant with his girlfriend, according to his social media account, where he shared he was eating at Roscoe’s in a since-deleted post.

Police said they received a call about a shooting at 1:23 p.m. ET and found a man with gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital. According to the LAPD, the victim and a woman were eating in the restaurant when they were approached by at least one suspect who pulled out a gun demanding property. The suspect shot the victim multiple times, took away property and drove off in a getaway car, police say.

PnB Rock performs live in Los Angeles on June 22, 2019.

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“What happened was that the victim, along with a female witness, were in that area eating at a restaurant when they were approached by at least one suspect, who brandished a firearm and demanded property from the victim,” LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz said. a press conference on Monday afternoon. “The suspect then shot the victim several times, took property, and then drove off in a getaway car.”

Muniz said multiple shots were fired and other people at the scene were uninjured.

Asked about reports that Allen shared his location on social media before the robbery, Muniz said, “We’ll still be looking into social media,” but added that police couldn’t “verify” that yet.

Police said they are reviewing surveillance video to identify potential suspects.

Allen has released a number of hits that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and were featured in XXL Magazine’s Freshman Rapper Class to Watch in 2017.

ABC News’ Alex Stone and Marilyn Heck contributed to this report.

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