Rapper PnB Rock, 30, fatally shot during robbery at South Los Angeles

PnB Rock, the Philadelphia rapper, was fatally shot during a robbery at the Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant in South Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, according to law enforcement sources.

According to Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz, a shooting occurred at the famous eatery on Main Street and Manchester Avenue at 1:15 p.m. She refused to name the victim.

Rock, 30, had been at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who had posted a location-tagged photo in a since-deleted Instagram post.

Inside the restaurant, a suspect brandished a firearm and demanded items from the victim, according to Muniz. According to The New York Times, Rock was targeted because of his jewelry.

A source connected to the restaurant tells TMZ the shooter appeared to have targeted PnB in a robbery … he posted video of himself wearing expensive jewelry earlier in the day.

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“He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” she said.

Muniz said the victim was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m.

LAPD investigators are examining security video from inside the restaurant to identify the shooter, according to a law enforcement source. They are also checking nearby businesses to see if security cameras captured any images of the suspect fleeing on foot or in a vehicle.