Rapper PnB Rock, A Philadelphia Native, Killed in Shooting in Los Angeles

Rapper PnB Rock, A Philadelphia Native, Killed in Shooting in Los Angeles

Rock was shot at a Los Angeles restaurant while being robbed of his jewelry, the Los Angeles Times reported.

PnB Rock

According to a report by Robert Moran from the Los Angeles Times, PnB Rock, the stage name of hip-hop artist and Philadelphia native Rakim Hasheem Allen, was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Los Angeles, local news outlets have reported.

The Los Angeles Times, citing confirmation from the Los Angeles Police Department, reported that Rock was shot multiple times while being robbed of his jewelry at a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles location in South Los Angeles. Rock, 30, was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

Rock was at the restaurant, part of a small but popular soul-food chain in Southern California, with his girlfriend, who had posted a location-tagged photo on Instagram that has since been deleted, the Times reported.

ThePnB”in his name refers to the intersection of Pastorius and Baynton Streets, in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood where he grew up. One of his singles made it on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and he contributed music to the soundtrack for the hit 2017 movie The Fate of the Furious.

Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson reacted to Rock’s death Monday night with a post on Twitter including a photograph of Johnson with Rock and calling his death a “sad loss for our city.”

Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson also tweeted her reaction to the news, calling it “heartbreaking.”

“This just doesn’t seem fair,” she wrote.