HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. (CBSNewYork) — A rising rapper from Brooklyn was shot dead during a break-in at a home in California.
Police say 20-year-old rapper Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Jackson, was shot and killed just after 4 a.m. Wednesday in the Hollywood Hills.READ MORE: Search On For Driver Of Car That Killed Pedestrian, 52, In Brooklyn
Los Angeles Police say several men entered a home where he was staying and at least one gunman opened fire.
Investigators say it’s too early to say if Jackson was targeted. Police are interviewing several witnesses who were inside the home.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed By Suspect Following Crash
According to investigators, one of the witnesses contacted a friend out of state.
“The 911 call from back east. It was apparently a friend of someone who was inside the residence, who had been contacted from inside the residence, and had in turn called 911,” LAPD Capt. Steve Lurie said.
The home is owned by Teddi Mellencamp, daughter of musician John Mellencamp.MORE NEWS: 12-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn Remains Hospitalized, Police Searching For Gunman
On social media, the “Real Housewives” star said it was a rental home managed by a third party.