Rising rap star Jimmy Wopo has died in a double drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh, his manager has confirmed.
Wopo, 21, was identified as one of the victims on Monday evening (18 June) within hours of another tragic incident which saw 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion.
Wopo’s manager Taylor Maglin confirmed news of his client’s death on Facebook.
“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”.
He added: “Jimmy unfortunately passed away and I ask at this time you keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time. He had such a bright future and I can’t believe he’s gone.”
Real name was Travon Smart, Wopo was considered an emerging rap talent following the release of a music video for his track “Elm Street” which amassed over six million views on YouTube in 2016.