Rapper Jimmy Wopo Shot Dead in Pittsburgh Drive-By After XXXTentacion Was Murdered In Florida
Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo was shot dead on Monday in a drive-by in his hometown that also wounded a second man, authorities said.
This happened hours after rapper XXXTentacion was confirmed dead after he was shot leaving a motorcycle shop in Florida.
Jimmy, 21, whose real name is Travon Smart was shot dead while travelling with another male in a white Mazda SUV.
The pair were shot at, at about 4:22 p.m. in the Middle Hill neighborhood.
The second victim according to police is in a stable condition.
Jimmy’s manager, Taylor Maglin confirmed the death of his client on Facebook.
‘I lost my brother today and it’s the worst feeling in the world. He was destined for greatness and he wanted the best for his friends, family and community,’ Maglin wrote.
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,’ he added.
Alicia George, a Pittsburgh Police spokesperson, speaking on the sad incident said; ‘A police investigation into the drive-by shooting is underway.’ This was an isolated incident, an apparent drive-by,’ George said