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Up and coming New York rapper, Pop Smoke. 20, has been killed during a home invasion on Wednesday morning.
According to police, around 4:30 a.m., 4 men wearing masking and hoodies broke into the rapper’s Hollywood Hills home, firing multiple shots, critically wounding Pop Smoke. He was rushed to a near hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.
A surveillance video showed the men entering the house just 10 minutes after people inside the house dead-bolted the front doors shut. The house alarm was not on.
Earlier in the day, Pop Smoke posted on social media, showing off gift bags he had received, with one tag having the house address on it.
Police say prior to the shooting, there was a gathering held at the house. It is unclear if Pop Smoke knew the shooters.
So far the suspects have not been caught or identified. They were seen fleeing on foot.
Written by Clarke Jones