LA Mayor: Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33

The 3400 block of W. Slauson Avenue is seen in a Google Maps Street View image
The 3400 block of W. Slauson Avenue is seen in a Google Maps Street View image
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02 April, 2019

Police confirmed three men were shot Sunday and one of them killed outside Marathon Clothing, the store Hussle owns. Soboroff also wrote in a pair of tweets, "A weekend in Los Angeles with incidents of tragic violence".

Shockwaves are making the way through the music world as word spreads that rapper Nipsey Hussle has just died after getting shot in Los Angeles.

Approximately one hour after news broke of this afternoon's shooting, TMZ has reported that Nipsey Hussle is dead, at 33 years old.

Several reports indicate that Nipsey Hussle has succumbed to the gunshots he suffered outside the Marathon store in Los Angeles.

The rapper notably tweeted shortly before reports of his shooting began to surface, "Having strong enemies is a blessing".

The shooting occurred in the Hyde Park neighbourhood, where Hussle, 33, operates a store.

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As well as figures from the music industry, several big names from United States sport paid tribute to the rapper.

Snoop Dogg also posted a drawing of Nipsey Hussle with a halo and the words RIP.

Hussle, who released his debut album 'Victory Lap' previous year, was behind the co-working space Vector 90, which aims to help underprivileged groups in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

"We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available", the department wrote on Twitter. Los Angeles police had closed off the area as the investigation continued.

Hussle is survived by his fiancée, actress Lauren London, according to the AP.

Hussle had always been associated with the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, one of Los Angeles' largest street gangs, which he publicly acknowledged in a 2010 interview with Complex magazine.


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