On Sunday, Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead outside his clothing store in the south of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the shooting took place near Marathon clothing and along with the rapper being killed, two other people were also wounded.
The 33-year-old Hussle was shot over multiple times and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced as dead.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the LAPD spokesperson was sure about the shooting but said, “We don’t confirm the names of victims,” and further tweeted the details.
The shooting took place approx 3:20 pm. PDT in the Slauson Avenue area and Crenshaw Boulevard.
The Los Angeles Police department tweeted expressing their grief for the loss and confirmed the news on Sunday night.
Today we lost a great musician, Nipsey Hussle. Our Mayor’s Crises Response Team has responded to this tragedy. We are now consoling and offering support to the family. Our prayers are with them and all those who knew and loved Nipsey Hussle.
— Los Angeles Crisis Response Team (@lamayor_crt) April 1, 2019
The last tweet of the rapper in social media read “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Hussle’s birth name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom. Back in 2010, he found a record label All Money In which he debuted with his song The Marathon, his fifth official mixtape.
After this shocking news, his fans and celebrities such as Rihanna and Pharell Williams pay tribute to him.
This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! 💔🙏🏿
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
— Rihanna (@rihanna) 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
Hussle’s debut studio album “Victory lap” got nominated in the Grammy’s this year for “Best Rap Album.”
Condolences to him and may his soul rest in peace.