Wiz Khalifa's Uncle Killed in Parking Lot Shooting

Rapper mourns the loss of 20-year-old family member gunned down in Pittsburgh.

Posted: 01/09/2014 12:43 PM EST
Filed Under Music News, Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa's uncle was shot in the head at a Pittsburgh-area shopping center Wednesday (Jan. 8) and died at a local hospital, reports HipHopDX.com

Authorities confirmed that Imani Porter, 20, was gunned down while sitting inside a car in the parking lot of the Steak 'n Shake restaurant in Munhall, Penn., at around 8:10 p.m. local time. He was rushed to UPMC Mercy hospital where he died. 

The incident is believed to have been a robbery attempt.

"Through the course of the investigation we determined that the victim was seated in the front seat of a Chevrolet Impala when he was shot," Allegheny County police said in a statement. "Two Black males were seen fleeing the Impala and leaving the area in what was described as a white Pontiac, possibly a Bonneville. Suspected narcotics were found in and around the Impala possibly indicating that robbery was the motive for the shooting." 

Khalifa praised his young uncle for being "more level headed than all of us" via Twitter adding, "I would have never seen this happening in a million years."

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact Allegheny County Police Homicide unit at 412-473-1300.  

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