Rapper Jimmy Wopo Killed in Pittsburgh Drive-By Shooting


His manager confirmed the news on Facebook.

Emerging Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo has been identified as one the victims in a double shooting in Pittsburgh's Middle Hill neighborhood on Monday evening (June 18), according to KDKA. The “Elm Street” rapper's manager, Taylor Maglin, confirmed the loss 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 says the artist born Travon Smart. “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.”

WTAE reports that one the two victims has been pronounced dead while the other remains in stable condition. The drive-by shooting allegedly took place by the intersection Wylie Avenue and Duff Street in the city's Hill District neighborhood, reports the Tribune-Review

“Jimmy unfortunately passed away and I ask at this time you keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time,” says Wopo's manager Taylor Maglin, owner The Daily Loud. “He had such a bright future and I can’t believe he’s gone.”

Wopo was 21 years old.