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PnB Rock shot and killed in Los Angeles

By Tariq Snead, Staff Writer

Rapper PnB Rock died after he was shot while eating at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in Los Angeles, Calif. with his girlfriend.

The Philadelphia rapper was pronounced dead in Los Angeles. area hospital Monday, where he was rushed just minutes after the shooting.

A lot of sources from social media and news articles tells us the shooter appeared to have targeted PnB in a robbery. PnB supposedly posted a video of himself wearing expensive jewelry earlier in the day.

LIU football player Caleb Nartey was devastated by this news as PnB was from around his area. 

“It’s crazy because a day before his shooting I was watching his snippets from a few songs he posted on Instagram,” Nartey said. “Then when I heard he got shot I thought it was trolls on the internet that were being immature. But it popped up literally everywhere and caught me in shock.”

The girlfriend of late rapper, Sibounheuang was on the receiving end of a mountain of hatred after news broke of her boyfriend’s shooting death on Monday. The two had been dining at a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles at the time, and Sibounheuang had tagged the restaurant’s location in a since-deleted Instagram picture of her meal.

After receiving backlash for the post because a lot of people believe that she “set” PnB Rock for his death, Sibounheuang deactivated her personal Instagram account, which reportedly had nearly 700,000 followers.

“There have been multiple posts that I have seen on the internet of messages that she sent the killer details and was paying him like he was a hit man.” LIU Gymnast Alana Ricketts explained. “I don’t know if the messages were from her or if it was fake but I saw it everywhere on my feed, and the fact she never posted where the location was until that day and instantly deleted it just makes it more suspicious.”  

Even New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) talked about the rapper’s death.

“Saddened by the passing of rapper PnB Rock, who died earlier today due to a senseless act of gun violence,” the governor tweeted. “PnB Rock was a star in the industry. Sending our condolences to his friends and family during this time.”

PnB Rock moved to L.A. from Philadelphia after signing a record deal with Atlantic Records following his 2014 debut mixtape. His stage name refers to a street corner in the Philly neighborhood where he grew up, Pastorius and Baynton.

Over the years, PnB Rock has collaborated with artists including Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Kodak Black, Young Thug and A Boogie wit da Hoodie.

In addition to his numerous mixtapes, PnB Rock released two studio albums: 2017’s “Catch These Vibes” and 2019’s “TrapStar Turnt PopStar.”

PnB Rock has two daughters, Milan and Xuri, who he shared with Steph, his girlfriend. They are all devastated and heartbroken about the horrible news about their father. 

Supposedly the suspect that robbed and killed PnB is still on the loose, but there are sources that say they have some evidence to trace the suspect down and find him. 

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