Multiple people were injured Monday evening when a stampede erupted at a gathering to honor slain rapper Nipsey Hussle.
It was not immediately clear what prompted the stampede, which occurred about 8:10 p.m. in front of The Marathon Clothing store near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, where Hussle was gunned down early Sunday.
Two people were critically injured and taken to a hospital, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was unclear how they were injured, she said.
At least one was possibly stabbed, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im.
According to NBC4, a fight broke out at the vigil and led to a stabbing.
Stewart said nine people were taken to hospitals, but added that the total could change.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore tweeted that early reports of a shooting at the location did “not appear to be accurate.”
Police went on a modified tactical alert and officers cleared the parking lot where the memorial was taking place, but some from the crowd lingered nearby more than an hour after the stampede occurred.
Hussle, 33, was gunned down in broad daylight around 3:20 p.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue, in front of the store he founded in 2017 near Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles. Two other men were wounded in the shooting.