Rapper Nipsy Hussle was fatally shot Sunday and two other men were wounded outside Hussle’s clothing store in South Los Angeles, according to media reports.
The shootings happened about 3:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of Slauson Avenue, in front of The Marathon Clothing, a business Hussle opened in 2017, authorities said.
The two wounded men were hospitalized in stable condition, sources from the Los Angeles police and fire departments told City News Service.
The 33-year-old Hussle — whose birth name was Ermias Asghedon — was pronounced dead at a hospital, reports said.
Hussle was from the Crenshaw neighborhood and worked on music with members of both the Crips and Blood gangs, TMZ reported.
A suspect described only as a male black is being sought, the LAPD’s Chris Ramirez told a media gathering across from the murder scene shown on CBS2.
A motive for the gunfire has not been determined, Ramirez said.
A variety of sources reported that about an hour before he was shot, Hussle tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
After news broke that Hussle died, Lakers and NBA star LeBron James tweeted, “So, so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.”
Musician Pharrell Williams tweeted, “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.”
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