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Rapper PnB Rock killed in South Los Angeles restaurant robbery

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Police say rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed during a robbery while dining at a well-known restaurant in South Los Angeles, and the suspected shooter is at-large Tuesday.

The shooting was reported at 1:23 p.m. Monday and Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles at 106 W. Manchester Ave., where the rapper was eating lunch with his girlfriend when a man walked up to the couple, drew a handgun and demanded PnB Rock’s jewelry, according to police and reports from the scene.

“The suspect shot the victim multiples times, removed property and then left the location in a getaway car,” LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz told reporters.

Witnesses said the suspect and the victim argued during the shooting, which was captured on the restaurant’s video surveillance system.

The rapper was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Muniz said.

Born Rakim Hasheem Allen in Philadelphia, PnB Rock, 30, was based in Los Angeles at the time of his death.

Police closed Manchester Avenue in the vicinity of the shooting after the shooting and searched the immediate area for evidence and the getaway car.

PnB Rock had been at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who had posted a location-tagged photo in a since-deleted Instagram post, according to the Los Angeles Times. Sources told The Times that PnB Rock was targeted for his jewelry.

Investigators are examining security video from inside the restaurant to identify the shooter. They also are checking surrounding businesses to see whether security systems captured any images of the suspect leaving on foot or in a vehicle.

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