Nipsey Hussle has reportedly died after being shot in the Hyde Park neighborhood of LA.
UPDATE 4/4/19 4:43 PM EST: After Nipsey Hussle’s death, suspect Eric Holder has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
UPDATE 2: The LA County Coroner revealed in a statement, “Ermias Joseph Asghedom, the rapper known as Nipsey Hussle, was found to have died from gunshot wounds of the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined. On March 31, Asghedom (DOB: 8/15/85) was reportedly shot in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. Paramedics were called and Asghedom was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Today, an autopsy was performed, and it was determined Asghedom died from gunshot wounds of the head and torso. The manner of death was certified as a homicide. The coroner case number for Asghedom is 2019-02546.”
UPDATE 1: Nipsey Hussle was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after being shot multiple times outside his clothing store, according to NBC News. He was 33 years old.
ORIGINAL: Rapper Nipsey Hussle, 33, was shot outside of his clothing shop Marathon Store in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Los Angeles on Mar. 31, multiple sources told TMZ. While his condition is currently unknown, law enforcement told HollywoodLife that three people were shot, and one of those victims has since passed away: “At approximately 3:20 pm there was a shooting reported in the area 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.” However, it’s still unclear if the deceased victim was Nipsey or not.
Earlier in Feb., Nipsey’s girlfriend Lauren London told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY what makes her and the rapper such a powerful couple. “I think we’re both powerful individuals so I think that we’re both strong individuals and we know that we have to be individuals first and then we get together and pour into the couple cup,” Lauren told us, adding that their typical date night is “probably chill”: “We like to relax.”
Less than an hour before the shooting, Nipsey tweeted a message about his “enemies,” writing, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.” Police are reportedly looking for a black male in his 20s, who approached Nipsey on foot before leaving in a nearby car with a female, according to TMZ. Our hearts go out to Nipsey’s friends and family during this incredibly difficult time.