Days after the tragic shooting death of PnB Rock authorities are saying the rapper was targeted because of Instagram posts.

PnB Rock was shot and killed inside a Los Angeles Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles on Monday (September 12) afternoon.

The rapper was dining with his girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, who posted a photo of their meal with a geotag on social media. 

Around 1:30 p.m. PST, police received a call for a shooting victim. 

Sources connected to the restaurant told TMZ that it appeared that PNB Rock was targeted by the shooter because no one else was shot or assaulted.

Following the shooting, the suspect snatched PNB’s jewelry and fled the scene.

The rapper was pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m.

Social Media Reacts

Social media debates were intense as some placed blame on the girlfriend, while others pointed out the only person responsible for PnB Rock’s death is the shooter.

Even Nicki Minaj took to social media to speak on the tragic incident.

She tweeted, “After Pop Smoke there’s no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts. To show waffles & some fried chicken????! He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus.  #SIP #PnbRock

LAPD Speaks On PnB Rock Shooting

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said the gunman who killed PnB demanded jewelry and other valuables before getting into a struggle with the rapper and opening fire.

He also said the attack took place soon after the rapper’s location was made known in social media posts.

“He was with his family — with his girlfriend or some kind of friend of his — and as they’re there, enjoying a simple meal, he was brutally attacked by an individual who apparently came to the location after a social media posting,” Moore said.

The police chief also noted PnB’s girlfriend is not to be blamed.

Roscoe’s Chicken And Waffles Releases Statement

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles released a statement about the tragic shooting of PnB Rock via their official social media accounts.

The statement reads:

We are deeply saddened by the death of Rakim Hasheem Allen, (also known as PnB Rock), an incredible artist in Los Angeles and everywhere.

His passing represents an enormous loss to each and every one of us. Our most heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers go to the Allen family at this difficult time.

The safety of our employees and guests are our utmost priority.

We have and will continue to keep our place of business as safe as possible.

PnB’s brother, PnB Meen, took to social media to mourn the senseless loss of this brother.

He wrote:

I Don’t no how to begin. Ima let it go….. you was the only one who believed I can do what you Do😢 i can’t stop crying bro why u ain’t have me with you😢 I always have ya back an front an sides .. please Give me the strength to do this…. …With all my soul ima carry. Stand on Business, An get you right why u resting my brother. This my first message to you of many. I can’t believe this sh*t. 😣😣 I looked up to you . Everything you did Rock I was in aw 💯 Rock I’m sorry bro Whyyyyy🥺💔💔💔💔 like why u leave me to bro . They took you out of all people. Why not me Man??? my life always been sh*t until you made It . I never thought you would leave broooo why wtff man . I can’t even write , I’m shaking my stomach tight, I can’t see I can’t eat I’m die’n slow bro . Noooooooo man no no no Rock I can’t believe im posting this bro . Please Rockkkk come back . Rock. Im lost but I’m active my word Rock I love you big brother with my whole entire Heart an soul. Rock Gone like wtfffffffff. Im sorry it wasn’t me . Why they take The one that provides for the whole family 😣😢😢😢😢 your daughters 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️ damn Rock Nooo😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 I GOT YOU. I For An I. Im my Brothers Keeper.

See his original post below.

My sincerest condolences and prayers to PnB Rock’s family and all who knew and loved him.