The Los Angeles rapper whose real name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom was reportedly shot multiple times outside of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing Company in the Hyde Park neighborhood of LA, south of the Crenshaw area on Sunday.
One hour before the shooting, the Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle tweeted a message on his account that read, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Hussle’s debut album Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammys. Longtime partner to The Game actress Lauren London.
“At roughly 3:20 pm there was a shooting detailed in the zone of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd. 3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased. We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available”, said the Los Angeles Police Department.
Law enforcement sources revealed that three people were shot at the store. The 33- year-old father of two was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital while the two other victims are in serious condition.
According to source, the suspect is thought to be a Black male in his 20s, and sources say the man came up to Nipsey and others on foot and fired multiple shots before fleeing in a vehicle driven by a woman.
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff said Sunday night that he and Police Chief Michael Moore had been booked to meet with Hussle and delegates of Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment agency and production company, on Monday to “talk about ways he could help stop group viciousness and help us help kids.”