American rapper Rakim Hasheem Allen, better known by his stage name PnB Rock, was killed in a Los Angeles shooting while getting robbed. The Los Angeles Times reported the news and the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) confirmed that the victim was fatally shot. The 30 year old rapper was a native of Philadelphia and leaves behind two young daughters. 

The shooting took place on Monday afternoon (September 11) at 1:15 p.m. at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ’N Waffles as PnB Rock was being robbed of the jewelry that he was wearing. The police received a call about the incident at 1:23 p.m. and a graphic footage of him started circulating online that showed him fighting for his life. The police reported to the media that the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:59 p.m. 

Los Angeles Police Captain Kelly Muniz said, “The victim was sitting at a table eating with a female witness when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect then brandished a firearm and demanded his property. The suspect then fired multiple rounds and then appears to remove some property, to what extent we don’t know at this time”. Captain Muniz also revealed that the suspect shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot. It was also reported that it appears as if the shooter only targeted PnB Rock as no one else was shot or assaulted.

The late rapper’s girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang, with whom he shared 2-year-old daughter Xuri, reportedly posted and deleted that they were eating at Roscoe’s on her Instagram Stories. Authorities believe that the social media post, including one of a black gift bag tagged with his address, led the assailant to his location. Police are investigating into whether that is what let to the attack. 

PnB's biggest hit 'Selfish' was released in 2016 which eventually got a certified triple platinum. Some of his high profile appearances in recent years  was with Ed Sheeran in 'Cross Me', with Chance the Rapper and XXXTentacion in 'Bad Vibes Forever'. Less than two weeks ago, PnB was shared his first independent single release since 2015 titled 'Luv Me Again'.