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Happening Now-Rapper PnB Rock shot dead in LA after shared and deleted their Location on Instagram post

A unassuming social media post might have led a shooter to an American rapper who was shot just minutes later.

Graphic video shared on social media showed PnB Rock, real name Rakim Hasheem Allen, laying in a pool of blood surrounded by security and employees.

“PnB Rock shot in an attempted robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken,” read text on the video.

“S*** crazy robbery turned badly in front of us.”

“He has been transported to a nearby hospital. Let’s pray he survives.”

“Officers responded to a report of a shooting on the 100 block of Manchester Ave,” the LAPD told The U.S. Sun, describing the victim as a Black male.

“The victim was transported in unknown condition at this time.”

However, LAPD Capt Kelly Muniz reportedly told the LA Times that Allen was pronounced dead at 1.59pm.

Allen was with his girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, who posted a now-deleted photo on her Instagram story in which the location of the restaurant was tagged.

The Sun reports Allen was with his girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, at the time of the alleged shooting.

Ms Sibounheuang posted a picture of the couple’s meals at Roscoe’s house of Chicken and Waffles just 20 minutes earlier.

Some have speculated that this may have tipped off the shooter’s to the rapper’s whereabouts.

“You people need to learn to stop posting your location while you’re still there,” one commentator wrote online.

The circumstances of the shooting share similarities to the 2020 shooting murder of Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson.

The 20-year-old rapper was killed when robbers, understood to have located him through social media, staged a home invasion at a rented mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

Twitter was flooded with fans sharing their reaction and disgust to the graphic nature of the video being distributed as others expressed prayers to the rapper.

“Hope PNB” was trending on the social media site.

There is no information on a suspect at this time, but a source told TMZ that Allen seemed to be the target as no one else in the restaurant was shot or assaulted.

While originally from Philadelphia, Allen lives in Los Angeles.

His debut mixtape was released in June 2014 and he signed a record deal with Atlantic Records a year later.

Rolling Stone named him on the list of “10 New Artists You Need to Know” in 2016.

He was named to the XXL Freshman Class of 2017 alongside Playboi Carti and XXXTentacion and is known for hits such as Selfish, Gang Up with Young Thug, 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa.

He also collaborated with Kodak Black and A Boogie wit da Hoodie on the track, Horses.

Allen is the father of two girls, one of whom he shares with Sibounheuang.

Allen was only 30 years old.