Jimmy Wopo Dead After Being Shot in Pittsburgh
Hip-hop loses another rising young artist. On Monday night (June 18), just hours after Florida rapper XXXTentacion was confirmed dead after being shot in Deerfield Beach, Fla., CBS' local Pittsburgh affiliate confirmed that Jimmy Wopo died after being shot in the city's Middle Hill neighborhood. He was only 21.
According to Pittsburgh Police, one other person was injured in the shooting, which took place close to the intersection of Wylie Avenue and Chauncey Street. The second victim is, at press time, in stable condition.
After unloading tracks like "Elm Street.," a gritty tune that showcased the rapper's knack for frontline street music, Wopo was an artist on the rise. With projects like Jordan, Kobe and Back Against the Wall in his catalog, the rapper appeared destined to raise his profile even more. Wopo's manager used a heartfelt Facebook to speak on the rapper's untimely death.
“I lost my brother today and it’s the worst feeling in the world," he wrote. "He was destined for greatness and he wanted the best for his friends, family and community. We lost a great person today, but just know I will do everything in my power to make his memory live on forever. Love you bro #LongLiveWopo.”
Watch a news story detailing the circumstances surrounding this shooting below.
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