Another popular US rapper, Jimmy Wopo has been fatally shot in the Pittsburgh neighbourhood he helped make famous.
He was 21 years old.
CNN reports that police said they found Wopo and another man shot inside a car shortly before 4:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighbourhood. The vehicle was in the middle of the street and had been struck by gun bullets several times. Both men in the vehicle were transported to a local hospital where the rapper later died. Police said the other victim, who was not identified, was transported in stable condition. Police said the shooting is currently being investigated and initial reports indicate it was an isolated incident. Wopo died the same day fellow young rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down during an apparent robbery in Florida.
Born Travon Smart, Wopo first came to fame with his 2016 song “Elm Street,” which documented his life in his beloved hometown.