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The US rapper Pop Smoke has been killed, after an apparent armed robbery. Los Angeles Police told Radio 1 Newsbeat a man was shot at his home and later pronounced dead, although didn’t confirm his identity. But his label Republic Records says it’s “devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke”.Police responded to reports of a robbery – and man was then taken to hospital and later pronounced dead. Officers confirmed that an unknown number of suspects entered a property in West Hollywood. They got a call about a robbery at 04: 55 PST and were at the scene six minutes later.
Pop Smoke at the Rolling Loud Festival, Los Angeles, in December 2019
Police say no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made. They also denied reports that a man was held at the scene but say one suspect is thought to have had a handgun.Pop Smoke, who this week got his first US top 10 album, was signed to Republic Records which has said in a statement “our praye