Rapper Pop Smoke real name Bashar Barakah Jackson born July 20, 1999 was shot in his home on Wednesday February 19. According to reports, the 20-year-old was shot during a home invasion at Hollywood Hills, California.
It was reported that Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Steve Lurie told them that law enforcement received a call in the morning, the person said their friend’s home was being broken into.
“Inside, officers found a man who had been shot. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was pronounced dead hours later,” read the report.
“Several people were detained and released. No arrests have been made, and the LAPD’s homicide unit is investigating the incident,” Lurie said. “There are several witnesses who were being questioned by police on Wednesday morning. The person who called 911 had been in contact with someone in the house. Between two and six people broke into the home, one of them wearing a mask, according to witnesses,” continued the article.
Pop Smoke had just released a hit single, Welcome To The Party. He also released his mixtape two weeks back.