Rapper Nipsey Hussle Killed in Los Angeles Shooting

Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Shot In Front Of His Clothing Shop

The suspect reportedly approached Hussle and the two men he was with before firing multiple shots.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Nipsey Hussle arrives at the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Celebration at Nomad Hotel Los Angeles on February 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Hussle was gunned down outside his Marathon Clothing store on Slauson Ave.in Los Angeles around 3:20 p.m on Sunday. All three of the victims were taken to hospital, where Hussle was later pronounced dead. Hussle and his business partner had recently purchased the plaza that houses the clothing store, according to Forbes. He was 33 years old.

The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted Sunday night that the suspect is described as a black male and that authorities are "conducting an investigation to locate him and anyone else involved". More details about the Grammy-nominated artist's death will be available when a full autopsy report is released.

Celebrities including Rihanna and Pharrell Williams have paid tribute to Hussle on social media.

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom and was of Eritrean descent, was connected with the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips prior to getting into the rap game.

"I was finishing something with Victory Lap", he said. One of the victims can be seen collapsing to the ground after being shot.

Nipsey Hussle is survived by his two children, Kross Asghedom and Emani Asghedom, and his girlfriend, Lauren London. A short time before the shooting was reported, he tweeted: "Having strong enemies is a blessing".

"The hip hop community mourns the passing of hip hop legend @nipseyhussle in Crenshaw Los Angeles California & I happened to be there to show love and respect to a hero of our community".

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