Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed Sunday in South Los Angeles outside of his clothing store in a shooting that left two others wounded, the city’s mayor confirmed. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted, “Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle.”
The gunman was identified as a black male, and has not been captured as of press time. Entertainment outlet TMZ, citing unnamed sources, reported that the gunman walked up to Hussle and the others and opened fire. He sped off in a nearby vehicle that was driven by a female. All three men were taken to hospitals.
The 33-year-old Hussle — whose real name was Ermias Ashedom — was known in the community as a positive influence in the neighborhood. Hussle was a father of two, and was known to give jobs to the homeless in the community.
Hussle released successful mixtapes and earned a Grammy nomination for his 2018 debut album.
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