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    The musician was shot several times in a restaurant where he was with his girlfriend when he was robbed by a man who demanded that he give him his jewelry

    The rapper PnB Rock was murdered shot by an unknown person this Monday afternoon inside a restaurant in Los Angeles (California) where he was with his girlfriend, they confirmed in a public statement from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD, in English). The artist was eating with his partner in a local of the well-known fast food chain Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, located south of the city, when an armed man approached him, demanded that he give him his jewelry and when he refused, he fired “several bullets”according to Kelly Muniz, an LAPD agent.

    “We are checking the audio from the security camera recording to determine exactly what words were exchanged before the event and to identify the shooter,” Muniz explained. The shooter, who has not yet been apprehended, exited through the side door into a parking lot near the fast food outlet and fled in a car. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Police are also now checking the cameras of businesses near the Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant to try to obtain a more reliable image of the murderer and to find his whereabouts.

    This event occurred around 1:15 p.m. and PnB Rock was urgently transferred to a nearby hospital, where he lost his life just 45 minutes later.

    Before the shooting, the girlfriend of Rakim Allen, the rapper’s real name, had published a photograph with him on his social networks in which the location in which they were found was listed. Rock (Philadelphia, 1991) had managed to gain a foothold in the competitive hip-hop scene in the United States after his hit ‘Fleek’ (2015), which would be followed by ‘Everyday We Lit’ (2016), a song with rapper YFN Lucci that had great repercussion in the country. That same year he would premiere the song ‘Selfish’, which also caused a great impact and made his figure internationally recognized to lead him to collaborate with musicians such as the British Ed Sheeran in ‘Cross Me’ (2019). ‘Luv Me Again’, released two days ago, was the last song released by PnB Rock.

    The murder of PnB Rock has not been the only event in which a rapper has been involved in Los Angeles during this month, because the promising ‘Wakko The Kidd’ and his producer were also shot at a home north of the Hollywood neighborhood (Los Angeles) after a recording session on September 1.