Rapper PnB Rock was robbed and fatally shot in south Los Angeles on Monday, September 12. The shooting took place at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles.
Soon after, a disturbing video of PnB Rock covered in blood after being shot has appeared online. Netizens are now requesting everyone on social media to not circulate the same.
Noting that the video should have never made it to the internet, one person said, "We're so numb to this sh*t." The user added that people lack the common decency to not share such videos.
The Times reported that the shooting occurred at the Main Street and Manchester Avenue Inglewood restaurant after the 30-year-old was “robbed of his jewelry.” TMZ reported that PnB Rock was dining with his girlfriend at the venue.
Law enforcement reportedly received a call about the shooting at 1:23 pm, and the victim was pronounced dead at 1:59 pm after being transported to the hospital.
Without naming the rapper, Capt. Kelly Muniz of the Los Angeles Police said:
“The victim was sitting at a table eating with a female witness when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect then brandished a firearm and demanded his property… The suspect then fired multiple rounds and then appears to remove some property, to what extent we don’t know at this time.”
Capt. Muniz also shared that the suspect shot at PnB Rock and fled through the restaurant’s side door to a “getaway car” that stood waiting in the parking lot. TMZ announced that it seemed to be a targeted attack as “no one else was shot or assaulted." The suspect has not been brought into custody at the time of writing this article.
According to Daily Voice, the rapper’s girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, was referred to as the "female witness" by police. Sibounheuang had shared a picture to her Instagram account tagging the location of the restaurant before the shooting. The post has since been deleted.
Everything to know about the disturbing PnB Rock video circulating on Twitter
A horrifying video of the rapper lying face down on the floor after the shooting has surfaced on social media. In the clip, witnesses can be seen attempting to assist the rapper by wrapping his wounds with a towel. The footage has been described as the Gang Up singer “fighting for his life.” At the time of writing this article, the 31-second clip has accumulated over 2.2 million views on Twitter.
Netizens were appalled to see the ghastly video find its way online. Many expressed concerns about the singer’s family and friends viewing the same, while others slammed those who circulated the video in the first place. A few netizens also announced that one must report the footage as social media is no place for such heartbreaking, gruesome content.
While some referred to sharing the video as "sick and twisted," others called the shooting a "senseless tragedy."
Following the Philadelphia-native’s death, Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles provided an exclusive statement to XXL magazine. They said:
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Rakim Hasheem Allen (also known as PnB Rock), an incredible artist in Los Angeles and everywhere. His passing represents an enormous loss to each and every one of us. Our most heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers go to the Allen family at this time. The safety of our employees and guests are our utmost priority. We have and will continue to keep our place of business as safe as possible.”
PnB Rock, whose real name is Rakim Hasheem Allen, is survived by his two young children.