A random social media post may have led to the fatal shooting of an American rapper just a few minutes later.
A graphic video shared on social media showed PnB Rock, real name Rakim Hasheem Allen, in a pool of blood with security and employees nearby.
“PnB Rock shot in an attempted robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken,” read text on the video.
“S*** crazy robbery turned badly in front of us.”
Best known for his 2016 hit "Selfish," the rapper was slain when he and his girlfriend dined at Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles in Inglewood, California.
Los Angeles Police Department Captain Kelly Muniz said a shooting occurred at 1:15 p.m. Sources say that the rapper was a target for his jewelry. The suspect entered the restaurant with a gun and demanded items from the customer.
“He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” Muniz said. Muniz said the victim was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m.
According to a law enforcement source, Los Angeles Police Department investigators are examining security video from inside the restaurant to identify the shooter. They also are checking surrounding businesses to see whether security systems captured any images of the suspect leaving on foot or in a vehicle.
Rock, born December 9, 1991, as Rakim Hasheem Allen, was a musician from Philadelphia who released his first mixtape while incarcerated.
He eventually signed a deal with Atlantic Records and dropped two studio albums, four more mixtapes, and an EP. He was also part of XXL Magazine’s 2017 Freshman Class. Tragically, he passed away but leaves behind two beautiful daughters.