US rapper, Pop Smoke, 20, shot dead in his residence
Hours after American young rapstar, Bashar Barakah Jackson professionally known as Pop Smoke took to his twitter handle to post a tweet, little did he know that will be his last tweet in life. The American rapper was gunned down in cold blood in his Hollywood Hills residence hours after he posted a tweet and his followers are still in heavy shock.
TMZ reported that two masked fellow wearing hoodies forcefully entered into the rapper’s abode in the early jours of Wednesday morning, February 19, 2020 releasing multiple shots at him before fleeing the arena on foot.
TMZ reports, citing law enforcement source;
“The rapper was at his home in the Hollywood Hills at around 4:30 AM when 2 men wearing hoodies and masks broke into his house. We’re told the 2 men fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke. The men were seen fleeing on foot,”
Footage of first person attempting to save the rappers life, as he’s being carried out on a stretcher to an awaiting ambulance, has been posted and trending online.
Pop Smoke was reportedly taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was declared dead immediately they arrived.
Fans, friends and followers of the American rapper have gone on social media to express their heavy shock and to pour out their heart-felt sympathy.
See his tweet shortly after he was killed;
American celebrities like Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent, have also paid their last respect to Pop Smoke on social media.