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Pop Smoke Shot and killed at 20

Pop Smoke has passed away.

According to a report TMZ published Wednesday (Feb. 19), Pop Smoke, born Bashar Jackson, was shot and killed in an apparent home invasion in the early hours of the morning. He was purportedly staying in a home in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills neighborhood when multiple men broke in at around 4:30 a.m. The Los Angeles Police Department says as least one of the men was wearing a ski mask and two of them fired numerous shots at the rapper and left him for dead. However, a press conference detailed there are two to six suspects in total. Pop Smoke was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was reportedly pronounced dead. He was only 20 years old.

Police have yet to officially identify Pop as the victim and have not confirmed the owner of the home at 2033 Hercules Drive where the incident took place. Authorities are interviewing witnesses and neighbors. LAPD reports there were other people in the home at the time of the shooting. No one has been arrested in the case. Police placed one man in custody, but he was reportedly released after they determined he was not involved. It's also not clear whether or not the rapper knew the alleged shooters.

ABC News' Stephanie Wash says she spoke with "high ranking law enforcement officials" to confirm that Pop Smoke was shot and killed.

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