Hours after the death of XXXTENTACION, there are new reports on another death in the hip hop community.
Pittsburgh’s Jimmy Wopo was among two men who were shot in a Pittsburgh shooting. Both men were transported to the hospital. Wopo was confirmed to be in critical condition while the other victim was reportedly in stable condition at the time. Unfortunately, Jimmy Wopo died shortly after.
KDKA reports Jimmy Wopo was shot earlier today in a drive by shooting. The police said that both victims were taken to the hospital after a double shooting in the Hill District. Unfortunately, Wopo died in the hospital shortly after. Jimmy Wopo’s manager 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. 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 wrote.
Jimmy Wopo was not only making buzz in his city but was gearing up to be the next out of Pittsburgh. Prior to his manager confirming the news, Juicy J and Pusha T both mourned the buzzing rapper death on Twitter.
We just signed him
I can’t stop crying
— Sledgren (@ImSledgren) June 18, 2018
Damn R.I.P. #JimmyWopo 🙏🏿
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) June 18, 2018
R.I.P. Jimmy Wopo
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 18, 2018
R.I.P. Jimmy Wopo. Another great artist gone too soon.