Rapper Pop Smoke was fatally shot Wednesday morning during a home invasion in Hollywood Hills, California, multiple sources told NBC News.
The Brooklyn-born artist, whose real name was Bashar Jackson, was 20.
Capt. Steven Lurie of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood division would not confirm during a news conference Wednesday morning that the victim of a home invasion on Hercules Drive in Hollywood Hills was Jackson.
The LAPD received a call at 4:55 a.m. from someone on the East Coast who said a friend inside the home had contacted them saying multiple suspects had broken into the home, and one had a handgun. Lurie said between two and six suspects entered the home, and one of them was wearing a mask.
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