A Grammy-nominated rapper was killed Sunday afternoon when he was shot multiple times in a parking lot in South Los Angeles. NBC News reports that Nipsey Hussle died in the shooting outside his Marathon Clothing store.
Two other men were also shot, and a suspect remained at large, the story reports.
“Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Crisis Response Team confirmed the news on Sunday night, saying, ‘Today we lost a great musician, Nipsey Hussle.’ It said it was ‘consoling and offering support to the family,'” NBC News reports.
Following the shooting at about 3:25 p.m., Hussle was pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to police sources.
“One of the two men who were wounded were being treated at a hospital, and the other declined treatment, Los Angeles police Lt. Chris Martinez said,” NBC News reports. “No other information was immediately available, but just a couple of hours before, Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, had tweeted, ‘Having strong enemies is a blessing.'”
The report adds: “Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff said Sunday night that he and Police Chief Michael Moore had been scheduled to meet with Hussle and representatives of Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment agency and production company, on Monday to ‘talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids.'”
Here’s a clip posted recently by GQ with Hussle being interviewed by his girlfriend, Lauren London …