Multiple reports confirm that music artist PNB Rock has passed away after a fatal robbery that occurred at a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant in Los Angeles Monday afternoon.
Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock was shot multiple times in Los Angeles while being robbed of his jewelry. The shooting took place at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles on Main Street and Manchester Avenue in South L.A.https://t.co/YFlhgVQ2ja
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LAPD Captain Kelly Muniz confirmed that the shooting took place at 1:15pm PT. at the Roscoe’s establishment on Main Street and Manchester Avenue. The incident reportedly took place after Rock’s girlfriend shared a since-deleted, location-tagged Instagram post of the couple’s dining experience.
Captain Muniz added that Rock (real name Rakim Allen) was targeted for his jewelry by the robbery suspect, who reportedly brandished his gun inside the restaurant before fatally shooting the Philadelphia rapper.
“He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” she said.
Following the shooting, PNB Rock was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:59pm PT. Investigators are currently reviewing security footage from inside the restaurant, as well as the surrounding business, in order to identify any possible suspects.
PNB Rock was 30 years old at the time of his passing.