Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Rapper PnB Rock, a well-known hip-hop artist from Philadelphia, was shot and killed Monday afternoon during a robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles, law enforcement sources told ABC News. He was 30 years old.

Although the Los Angeles Police Department has not officially named the victim, LAPD sources told ABC News Monday night that the rapper, whose legal name is Rakim Hasheem Allen, was the victim seen in the videos of the social media of the incident captured by witnesses.

Allen grew up in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. He used the name PnB as an acronym for the intersection of Pastorius and Baynton streets.

The rapper performed one of his last concerts in Philadelphia at the Fillmore in December. He called it a “Philly homecoming.”

Now, a sign outside the room reads: “RIP PnB Rock”.

The rapper was at the South LA restaurant with his girlfriend, according to his social media account, where he shared he was eating at Roscoe’s in a since-deleted post.

Police said they received a call about a shooting at 1:23 p.m. ET and found a man with gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital. According to the LAPD, the victim and a woman were eating in the restaurant when they were approached by at least one suspect who pulled out a gun demanding property. The suspect shot the victim multiple times, took away property and drove off in a getaway car, police say.

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“What happened was that the victim, as well as a female witness, were in this area eating in a restaurant when they were approached by at least one suspect, who brandished a firearm and demanded property from the victim,” LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz said. a press conference on Monday afternoon. “The suspect then shot the victim several times, took property, and then drove off in a getaway car.”

Muniz said multiple shots were fired and other people at the scene were uninjured.

Asked about reports that Allen shared his location on social media before the robbery, Muniz said, “We’re still going to look into social media,” but added that police couldn’t “verify” that yet.

Police said they are reviewing surveillance video to identify potential suspects.

Action News has learned that at least one witness attempted CPR, but there is outrage online that others have reportedly decided to record on their phones instead of helping.

Allen has released a number of hits that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Fleek” and “Selfish,” and was featured in XXL Magazine’s Freshman class of rappers to watch in 2017.

Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared his condolences on Twitter, saying, “Rest well! @PnBRock He moved to Los Angeles to relax and get away from his surroundings, and to enjoy and continue his life. musical career. When I met him at a “Stop the Violence Rally” concert at Audenreid HS, he was a very respectful young man. Sad loss for our city. #peacenotguns.”

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy tweeted his condolences, along with a photo of his kids with the Philadelphia rapper

Allen leaves behind at least one child.

ABC News’ Deena Zaru, Alex Stone and Marilyn Heck contributed to this report.

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