Up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper, Pop Smoke, has reportedly been pronounced dead early this morning.
Bashar Barakah Jackson, known by his fans as Pop Smoke, was the victim of a home invasion that ultimately lead to his death early Wednesday morning. Police responded to a 911 call to the residence at 4:20 a.m.
Furthermore, According to the LAPD, two masked assailants entered a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles and fired multiple shots. The 20-year-old rapper was left critically wounded. Emergency services rushed him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, where he was tragically pronounced dead.
As of the time of this writing, it is unclear who, if anyone else, was present during the attack. The gunmen have not yet been identified but were reportedly seen fleeing on foot. According to TMZ, one man was placed in handcuffs, but police determined he was not involved with the attack, and he was released.
Pop Smoke’s death follows the drop of his latest mixtape, Meet the Woo 2. The 13 track album includes features by Lil Tjay, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Quavo, and more. So far, ‘Dior‘ has been considered the hit song of the album, which dropped earlier this month.
Sadly, the young rapper was only 20 years old at the time of his death. He was expected to reach great heights and see significant success shortly.
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