Grammy Award-nominated artist Nipsey Hussle has died after being gunned down outside his clothing store in Los Angeles earlier today. He was 33 years old.
Hussle was reportedly shot several times by an unidentified assailant outside the Marathon Clothing store he owned in the Hyde Park area of South Los Angeles. Two other men were also injured in the shooting. They are said to be in hospital in a serious condition.
Reports suggest Hussle was shot as many as six times. He was transported to hospital, with law enforcement officials in Los Angeles confirming the rapper had died a short time ago.
#BREAKING TMZ reporting that one of three men shot outside a clothing store in Hyde Park is rapper/businessman Nipsey Hussle. He was reportedly shot as many as six times. His condition is unknown.— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) March 31, 2019
BREAKING: Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been pronounced dead at the hospital after being shot outside his clothing company in south Los Angeles, multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the incident tell @NBCNews. https://t.co/IY2Np29zFm – @anblanx— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 1, 2019
Hussle released his debut studio album Victory Lap last year, following a string of mixtapes that brought him into the public eye. The album was a critical and commercial hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200 charts, and receiving a nomination for Best Rap Album at last year’s Grammy Awards, ultimately losing out to Cardi B‘s Invasion of Privacy.
After news of the shooting broke, personalities including Steph Curry, LeBron James, and 50 Cent posted their shock and dismay on social media.
God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!! ????????????????— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 2019
???????? @NipseyHussle‼️‼️‼️‼️— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 31, 2019
Prayers up for @NipseyHussle speedy recovery! ????????— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) March 31, 2019
In an eerily prophetic development, Hussle tweeted just two hours ago that “having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Having strong enemies is a blessing.— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Los Angeles police officials remain on the scene of the shooting. The assailant remains at large.
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