Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead Outside His Los Angeles Store

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By Reuters
March 31, 2019Entertainment
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Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in south Los Angeles on Sunday, media reports said.

Two other people were wounded in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing law enforcement sources.

According to the newspaper, Hussle, 33, was shot multiple times and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Los Angeles Police Department said a shooting was reported about 3:20 p.m. in the area of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, and that three victims were transported to a hospital where one was pronounced dead.

“We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available,” the department wrote on Twitter.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Rihanna tweeted about the rapper’s death.

Several hours before the shooting, he tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, grew up in south Los Angeles and often talked about being in a street gang during his teenage years. He had since become a community organizer, according to media reports.

His debut studio album, “Victory Lap” was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards.

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