Up and coming rapper Jimmy Wopo was killed in a double, drive-by shooting in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, on June 18 — his death came just hours after XXXTentacion was senselessly shot and murdered outside of a motorcycle dealership in Miami. Police were called to the scene around 4:22 p.m., and Jimmy, whose real name is Travon Smart, was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his face. So, who shot Jimmy Wopo? That’s still unclear.
However, a second man was also in the car with Jimmy at the time of the shooting and was said to have been injured, but was in stable condition as he arrived at the hospital. Unfortunately, Jimmy succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 5:56 p.m., according to the Tribune Review.
Jimmy’s manager, Taylor Maglin, confirmed the news 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,” he wrote in a statement. “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.”
Following the news of Jimmy’s passing, several members of the rap community took to social media to express their condolences — including two Pittsburgh natives, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. “Rest up, bro,” Wiz Khalifa wrote along with a photo of Jimmy, while Mac Miller simply shared a broken heart emoji with a picture of Jimmy smiling. Other artists like Pusha T, Juicy J, and YBN Almight Jay also mourned the loss on Twitter.
Jimmy was best known for his 2016 single, “Elm Street.” His most recent mixtape, “Back Against the Wall,” dropped in 2017 after he was released from prison for reportedly violating his parole stemming from a 2015 drug case. He was also featured on the track, “Today’s a Good Day,” with Wiz Khalfia and Hardo, which has been streamed on Spotify over 8 million times.
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