Jimmy Wopo has been shot and killed in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, according to Action News 4. Wopo’s manager initially confirmed that the rapper was in critical condition after he and another person suffered gunshot wounds while sitting inside of a vehicle in the middle of the street.
Fellow Pittsburg native and manager Sledgren posted an emotional message on Twitter following the news.
In a 2017 interview with Complex, Wopo discussed how the second time he was shot changed his life and made him more dedicated towards doing something positive, like music. "It keeps me going in a positive route. Cause really nothing happen positive when I was doing negative shit," he said. "It’s a reminder when I look at my stomach, my arm, my shoulder, my leg, whatever. I’m still getting bullets took out of me."
The hip-hop community has come out to mourn the loss of Wopo. He was 21 years old.