Pop Smoke Murdered During Home Invasion

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Rapper Pop Smoke was reportedly shot and killed during a home invasion on Wednesday Feb. 19. According to TMZ, the 20-year-old Brooklyn native was at a Hollywood Hills home when two men dressed in hoodies and masks broke into the house around 4:30 a.m. local time.

Police said the men fired multiple shots, fatally wounding Pop Smoke. They then fled on foot. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and attempted to deliver CPR before rushing him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he died.

Police say two men wearing hoodies and masks broke into the home around 4:30 a.m. local time and fatally shot Pop Smoke. Prior to the incident, there’d been a party at the house, but it’s unclear if Pop Smoke knew his attackers. As of publication time, police haven’t apprehended any suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Naturally, social media has exploded with reactions to Pop Smoke’s tragic death. The Game, Juicy J, Chance The Rapper, YBN Cordae, Freddie Gibbs, Redman and Lupe Fiasco are just a sliver of his peers paying tribute to the late rapper.

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