His death was confirmed by his manager Taylor Maglin, who took to Facebook to pay tribute to his "brother". He also pledged to do "everything in my power to make his memory live on forever". The drive-by shooting supposedly occurred by the convergence of Wylie Avenue and Duff Street in the city's Hill District neighborhood, reports the Tribune-Review.
According to WTAE, the 21-year-old, born Travon Smart, was one of the victims in a double shooting.
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Two armed men approached the 20-year-old as he sat in the driver's seat of his electric sports auto, fired multiple shots and fled in a dark-coloured SUV.
He was pronounced dead at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital just before 6pm.
Wopo is best known for his hit track "Elm Street". Wopo had been a shooting victim on two different occasions prior to his passing, and served time in jail for drug charges. "An investigation is underway", Alicia George, Pittsburgh police spokesperson said. Pittsburgh police said he and a second man were shot while inside a Mazda SUV around 4:22 p.m. No arrests have been made, and the shooting is believed to be an isolated incident. It is reported that he had just signed a major record deal.