Rapper Nipsey Hussle has died after a shooting outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hussle was shot multiple times and was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. Two others were wounded, but their names have not been released. Earlier yesterday, the LAPD HQ tweeted out a report saying, “At approximately 3:20 pm there was a shooting reported in the area of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd. 3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased. We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available.” Hussle’s clothing store, The Marathon Clothing is located near the intersection of Slauson Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd.
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Born Ermias Asghedom, the rapper is an L.A. native and has been open about his history in a street gang. He has since become a community organizer who was involved in the recently launched Destination Crenshaw arts project. In addition to music, Hussle appeared in a handful of films and television shows. In 2007, he appeared in the Rich Newey-directed Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s semi-autobiographical film I Tried as well as the 2010 feature Caged Animal which also starred Ving Rhames, Gillie Da Kid and Robert Patrick.
Photo Credit: Nipsey Hussle (promo shot) via The Source
Tonight's homicide in South LA represents the latest loss in a troubling surge in violence. Since last Sunday 26 victims have been shot & 10 homicides—that's 36 families left picking up the pieces. We will work aggressively with our community to quell this senseless loss of life. pic.twitter.com/1fsJXCcflS
— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) April 1, 2019
UPDATE: The suspect in the shooting is described as a male black & LAPD South Bureau Homicide is conducting an investigation to locate him and anyone else involved. You can expect the area of Slauson & Crenshaw to be impacted by streets closures & heavy traffic for several hours.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 1, 2019
Celebrity Tributes on social media:View this post on Instagram
Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this. We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long. You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.
Sad, mad and disappointed about my guy @NipseyHussle
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 1, 2019
RIP NIPSEY HUSSLE
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 1, 2019
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 31, 2019
RIP Nipsey. 🙏🏼
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) April 1, 2019
God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 2019
RIP Nipsey man. This is tragic
— Chance Owbum 📅 (@chancetherapper) April 1, 2019
You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that You inspired millions..millions who will uphold your legacy forever. rest amongst the stars. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/7gZ795wcQT
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 1, 2019