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Rapper murdered inside South LA restaurant


Police say rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed during a robbery while dining at a well-known restaurant in South Los Angeles. The suspect was still at large at press time.

The shooting was reported at 1:23 p.m. Monday. Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles at 106 W. Manchester Ave., near Main Street, where the rapper was eating lunch with a female friend when a man walked up to the couple, drew a handgun and demanded PnB Rock’s jewelry, according to police.

“The suspect shot the victim multiple times, removed property and then left the location in a getaway car,” LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz told reporters.

Witnesses said the suspect and the victim argued during the shooting, which was captured on the restaurant’s video surveillance system.

The rapper was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Muniz said.

Born Rakim Hasheem Allen in Philadelphia, Pnb Rock, 30, was based in Los Angeles at the time of his death.

Police closed Manchester Avenue in the vicinity of the shooting and searched the immediate area for evidence and the getaway car.