(NEW YORK POST) – Rapper PnB Rock was shot dead during a robbery at a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles Monday, according to a report.
The fatal shooting of the Philadelphia native occurred around 1:23 p.m. at the popular chain restaurant’s Inglewood location, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing law enforcement sources and the LAPD.
Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz told the newspaper the suspect waved a gun inside the eatery and demanded items from the victim. The rapper’s jewelry was targeted, law enforcement sources told the LA Times.
“He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” Muniz reportedly said.
The rapper, whose real name is 30-year-old Rakim Hasheem Allen, was rushed to a nearby hospital after he was shot and was pronounced dead at 2 p.m., police said.
Rock was with his girlfriend at the restaurant, according to an Instagram post that included a location-tagged photo, the LA Times reported.
In a Monday night statement from Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, the chain said it was “deeply saddened” over Rock’s death.
“His passing represents an enormous loss to each and every one of us. Our most heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers go to the Allen family at this difficult time,” the statement said.
“The safety of our employees and guests are our utmost priority. We have and will continue to keep our place of business as safe as possible.”
Rock, who gained national fame in 2015, is best known for his single “Selfish” that reached No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100.