PnB Rock was fatally shot during a robbery in Los Angeles on Monday, according to AP. The rapper was 30.
The artist, real name Rakim Hasheem Allen, was eating with his girlfriend at the South Los Angeles location of Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles when they were approached at their table by at least one suspect.
The robbery occurred around 1:15 p.m. when the assailant brandished a firearm and demanded items from the victim at gunpoint, an LAPD spokesperson told EW. After a verbal exchange, the perpetrator shot the victim multiple times and allegedly took some of his items before escaping into the parking lot where a vehicle was waiting.
The victim was transferred to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 2 p.m. the same day. Out of respect for their loved ones, the LAPD spokesperson said that the identity of the victim would not be released and that more information surrounding the investigation will be shared as it becomes available.
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Reps for PnB Rock did not immediately respond to EW's requests for comment.
While he was not identified by the LAPD, PnB Rock's label, Atlantic Records, confirmed his death in an Instagram statement on Tuesday. "This news is heavy on our hearts and we are all hurting over this senseless loss," reads the post.
Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles offered their condolences in their own Instagram statement, adding, "The safety of our employees and guests are our utmost priority. We have and will continue to keep our place of business as safe as possible."
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., PnB Rock made waves in the music industry with his 2016 single "Selfish." The musician released two albums — 2017's Catch These Vibes and 2019's TrapStar Turnt PopStar — and featured on tracks with artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, Pop Smoke, and more.
His final single, titled "Luv Me Again," was released on Sept. 2.
"Horrible news that @pnbrock was shot and killed. Just heartbreaking," Sheeran wrote on Instagram. "Such a talent, was an pleasure to work on 'Cross Me' with him, thoughts are with his family and friends, very sad day x"