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Rapper Pop Smoke Reportedly Shot And Killed In Hollywood Hills

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2020-02-19T23:44:23+00:00" data-videovertical="" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2020-02/19/5e4d6a9c27f25f330e9f9a14/5e4d6a9b0c60b70001cb5a08_o_F_v1.jpg?w=1600&h=900&q=60"></div><div><div data-rapid-cpos="1" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p>Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed on Wednesday morning at a home in Hollywood Hills, California, <a href="https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-02-19/up-and-coming-rapper-pop-smoke-killed-in-hollywood-hills-home-by-masked-gunmen-police-say" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-rapid-parsed="slk">according to</a><a href="https://abcnews.go.com/US/rapper-pop-smoke-shot-killed-hollywood-hills-home/story?id=69070482&cid=social_twitter_abcn" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-rapid-parsed="slk">multiple</a><a href="https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/shooting-hollywood-hills-home/2311940/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-rapid-parsed="slk">reports</a>. </p></div><div data-rapid-cpos="2" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p>Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Jackson, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was 20 years old. </p></div><div data-rapid-cpos="3" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p>Police officers responded to an emergency call in Hollywood Hills at around 4:29 am. and found multiple masked men at the scene. The shooting victim was transported and pronounced dead at a local hospital, Los Angeles Police Officer Lizeth Lomeli confirmed to HuffPost. </p></div></div><!-- start relEntries --><div><h3>Related...</h3><ul><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/meghan-and-harry-confirm-theyll-step-down-from-royal-duties-on-march-31_au_5e4da239c5b6a8bbccb82d89?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Meghan And Harry Confirm They'll Step Down From Royal Duties At The End Of March"> Meghan And Harry Confirm They'll Step Down From Royal Duties At The End Of March </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/meghan-markle-vogue-records_au_5e4b5f37c5b65f25da4e2fb8?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Meghan Markle's September Issue Of British Vogue Set 2 Crazy Records"> Meghan Markle's September Issue Of British Vogue Set 2 Crazy Records </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hanau-shooting-several-people-dead-after-incident-in-german-city_au_5e4dc670c5b6db259022000a?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="'Several People Dead' After Shooting In German City"> 'Several People Dead' After Shooting In German City </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><div><div data-rapid-cpos="3" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"> </div><div data-rapid-cpos="4" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p>The LAPD did not immediately confirm the victim’s identity or whether it was a home invasion, as some outlets have reported. </p></div><div data-rapid-cpos="5" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p>Capt. Steve Lurie, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Hollywood area, said at a press conference on Wednesday that it had been “widely reported that the victim is a music star of some import,” according to <a href="https://apnews.com/65cbaf971b6937763b13490b8f16b1f4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-rapid-parsed="slk">The Associated Press</a>.</p></div><div data-rapid-cpos="6" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p>“We have not confirmed the identity of the victim yet so we are not stating that,” he continued. </p></div><div> </div><div data-rapid-cpos="7" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p>Lurie told reporters that the emergency call to the police was made by a friend “back east,” who reported that a break-in was occurring at the Hollywood Hills home.</p></div><div data-rapid-cpos="8" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p>Several people who were in the house were detained and then released, Lurie said, according to the AP. </p></div><div data-rapid-cpos="9" data-rapid-subsec="paragraph" data-rapid-parsed="subsec"><p><em>This is a developing story. Check back for updates.</em></p></div></div><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e4d5517230000b702ddca64.jpeg?cache=CDaHOP5fcF&ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 15: Rapper Pop Smoke, wearing a blue Off-White coat, is seen outside the Off-White show during the Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2020-2021 on January 15, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)" data-caption="PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 15: Rapper Pop Smoke, wearing a blue Off-White coat, is seen outside the Off-White show during the Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2020-2021 on January 15, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)" data-credit="Claudio Lavenia via Getty Images" data-credit-link-back=""><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed on Wednesday morning at a home in Hollywood Hills, California, according tomultiplereports

Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Jackson, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was 20 years old. 

Police officers responded to an emergency call in Hollywood Hills at around 4:29 am. and found multiple masked men at the scene. The shooting victim was transported and pronounced dead at a local hospital, Los Angeles Police Officer Lizeth Lomeli confirmed to HuffPost. 

 

The LAPD did not immediately confirm the victim’s identity or whether it was a home invasion, as some outlets have reported. 

Capt. Steve Lurie, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Hollywood area, said at a press conference on Wednesday that it had been “widely reported that the victim is a music star of some import,” according to The Associated Press.

“We have not confirmed the identity of the victim yet so we are not stating that,” he continued. 

 

Lurie told reporters that the emergency call to the police was made by a friend “back east,” who reported that a break-in was occurring at the Hollywood Hills home.

Several people who were in the house were detained and then released, Lurie said, according to the AP. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 15: Rapper Pop Smoke, wearing a blue Off-White coat, is seen outside the Off-White show during the Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2020-2021 on January 15, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/rapper-pop-smoke-reportedly-shot-and-killed-in-hollywood-hills_au_5e4dc727c5b630e74c4fe5fb

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