BREAKING: Rapper Pop Smoke murdered after gunmen break into home

The American rapper, 20, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot dead at his home in the Hollywood Hills, California when two men broke in wearing hoodies and masks.

American rapper Pop Smoke has been murdered aged just 20.

The star was shot and killed in his home in the Hollywood Hills on Wednesday morning.

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TMZ reports the star was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

No suspects have been caught or identified, and it isn’t known if the rapper knew his attackers.

One man was placed in handcuffs but police later determined he wasn’t involved and released him.

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