Los Angeles, CA – Burgeoning rapper Pop Smoke was reportedly shot and killed during a home invasion on Wednesday morning (February 19).
According to TMZ, the 20-year-old Brooklyn native was at a Hollywood Hills home when two men dressed in hoodies and masks broke into the house around 4:30 a.m. local time.
Police said the men fired multiple shots, fatally wounding Pop Smoke. They then fled on foot. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and attempted to deliver CPR before rushing him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he died.
The home reportedly belongs to Teddi Mellencamp’s husband Edwin Arroyave who owns several homes in Los Angeles, leading authorities to believe Pop Smoke was renting the property.
There was a party or some type of gathering prior to the shooting, although it’s unclear if Pop Smoke knew his attackers.
As of publication time, police haven’t apprehended any suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
Pop Smoke’s latest album, The Woo Vol. 2, arrived earlier this month and featured collaborations with Quavo, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Tjay and Fivio Foreign.