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Los Angeles police on Monday continued their search for a gunman accused of shooting and killing a rapper at a restaurant, as investigators revealed the artist may have been targeted for his jewelry by a suspect who shot and killed the late man. Got your spot from the shared Instagram post. friend.
PnB Rock, a rapper originally from Philadelphia best known for his 2016 hit “Selfish,” was fatally shot at the Roscoe House of Chicken & Waffles on Monday at around 1:15 p.m.
As the Los Angeles Times reports, the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Allen, was at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who shared an Instagram photo with the location tagged.
The post has since been removed. A source told the Times that Rock was targeted for his jewelry.
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According to a law enforcement source, investigators are examining surveillance videos from inside the eatery and videos of nearby businesses to attempt to identify the shooter.
Los Angeles Police Captain Kelly Muniz told the newspaper that the suspect fired a gun inside the restaurant and demanded items from the victim. Muniz said, the victim was shot almost immediately and was taken to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The suspect fled the restaurant and jumped into the side door of a waiting getaway car, and fled the parking lot.
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Atlantic Records said in a statement, “PnB Rock was more than an artist. To many, Rakim Allen was a great friend. He was also a wonderful father to two beautiful little girls.” “This news is heavy on our hearts, and we are all deeply hurt by this senseless loss. Our condolences and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”