Los Angeles : Grammy nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead by unidentified miscreants inside his clothing store in south Los Angeles today. His death has sent shock waves in the entertainment world with fans pouring in condolence messages on social media for the rapper.
Nipsey Hussle shot dead
Two other people were also 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.
His death sent shockwaves through the U.S. entertainment world, with celebrities posting memories of the musician on social media.
Artists from entertainment world shocked at Nipsey Hussle’s shocking death
Singer Rihanna wrote on Twitter expressing her disbelief and shock on the incident, “This doesn’t make any sense!” My spirit is shaken by this!”
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The performer and producer Pharrell Williams wrote on Twitter that Hussle was a “positive” force who “inspired millions.”
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement a shooting was reported about 3:20 pm PDT in the area of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, and that three victims were transported to a hospital where one was pronounced dead.
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.