Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in shooting: Reports

Los Angeles, PTI | Updated : 01 April 2019, 11:22 AM
US rapper Ermias Davidson Ashedom, famously known as Nipsey Hussle
US rapper Ermias Davidson Ashedom, famously known as Nipsey Hussle

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed after being shot multiple times in broad daylight outside his store here on Sunday. According to Los Angeles Times, the 33-year-old rapper was shot on the street where his store Marathon Clothing is located in the Hyde Park neighbourhood.

Hussle was rushed to a hospital after the incident, where he was pronounced dead. Two other persons were also injured during the shooting but they are said to be in stable condition. The LAPD said the investigation is being handled as a homicide and they are looking for one male black suspect.

"The suspect in the shooting is described as a male black & LAPD South Bureau Homicide is conducting an investigation to locate him and anyone else involved. You can expect the area of Slauson and Crenshaw to be impacted by streets closures and heavy traffic for several hours," read a post from the official Twitter handle of the LAPD.

The rapper, whose real name was Ermias Davidson Ashedom, hailed from Crenshaw, Los Angeles. He was nominated for a Grammy for best rap album earlier this year for his debut studio album, ‘Victory Lap’. Hussle is survived by his two children and his girlfriend, Lauren London.

First Published: Monday, April 01, 2019 11:20 AM
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