Rapper Pop Smoke was shot dead in an apparent home invasion robbery on Wednesday morning
The 20-year-old artist, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was at a party at a home in Hollywood Hills when two men wearing hoods and masks broke in at around 4.30am on wednesday morning. The suspects fired multiple shots, a least one of which struck Pop Smoke and left him critically injured.
The men then fled on foot and are still at large as of 7.45am. It is unclear whether they’ve been identified by authorities or what their motive may have been in the shooting.
Pop Smoke shared three photos of himself outside the home where the shooting took place on Instagram hours before he was killed.
In two of the photos the tracksuit-clad rapper is seen posing with Louis Vuitton luggage next to the same white Range Rover that was parked in the driveway when medics arrived.
In the third photo, Pop Smoke is sitting in the driver’s seat of the SUV next to his friend Mike Dee, who is holding a massive stack of cash.
The caption read: ‘GET STRAIGHT PASSION – ZIP HIM UP BAG EM – LOUIS V LOUIS V LOUIS V.’