Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles – reports

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed outside his clothing store in Los Angeles, according to US media reports.

Two other people were wounded in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing law enforcement sources.

According to the newspaper, Hussle, 33, was shot multiple times and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Los Angeles Police Department said a shooting was reported about 3.20pm in the area of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, and that three victims were transported to a hospital where one was pronounced dead.

“We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available,” the LAPD wrote on Twitter.

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, grew up in south Los Angeles and often talked about being in a street gang during his teenage years.

He had since become a community organiser, according to reports.

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Source: SKY NEWS

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