Jimmy Wopo Killed in Double Shooting in Pittsburgh

Jimmy Wopo was shot and killed in his own neighborhood, Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The news of Wopo's passing comes just a few hours after XXXTentacion's death.


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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. 

Pittsburgh Police put out release on shooting in Hill District. Two men shot. One died. Police not specifying which one was Jimmy Wopo. Wopo’s manager told me earlier that we was in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/yBgxay7Mr5

— Beau Berman (@BeauReports) June 18, 2018

Fellow Pittsburg native and manager Sledgren posted an emotional message on Twitter following the news. 

We just signed him
I can’t stop crying

— Sledgren (@Sledgren) June 18, 2018

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.

R.I.P. Jimmy Wopo

— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 18, 2018

Damn R.I.P. #JimmyWopo 🙏🏿

— King Push (@PUSHA_T) June 18, 2018

RIP Jimmy Wopo, for my money the best rapper to ever break out of Pittsburgh.

Radiant 1000-watt charisma and a legitimately original stylist. Kendrick's "Humble" was nothing if not an homage to "Elm Street."

This is just terrible and senseless. pic.twitter.com/KgKcEhTVMa

— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) June 18, 2018

Prayers To Jimmy Wopo 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

— MURDA ON THE BEAT (@murdabeatz) June 18, 2018

Damn cuz ... Rest up @jimmywopo_ 🙏🏾

— Chevy Woods (@CHEVYWOODS) June 18, 2018

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