Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon***. LA PD has confirmed his death.
He was only 33-years-old.
According to NBC News, the Grammy nominee whose legal name Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was reportedly gunned down in the Crenshaw area of Los Angeles in front of his clothing store, the Marathon Store. Witnesses claim he was shot six times and paramedics were working on him at the scene, where he was unresponsive.
NBC noted that two other men are listed in critical condition.
Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department claims this is an ongoing investigation and that no one has been detained.
TMZ claims sources told them that one man fled in a vehicle after the shooting, however LAPD is has not released any information on how many shooters were involved.
Earlier on Sunday, Nipsey tweeted that having “haters” was a blessing.
While Nipsey has been linked to the Los Angeles gang the Crips, the Grammy-nominated rapper has been a staple in his Crenshaw community, buying up store fronts to revitalize the area and provide a much-needed economic boost in the area.
His fans took to Twitter to send love and light to the rapper, his partner Lauren London and his family.
This is a breaking story and we will provide updates as they become available.
***Editors Note: There is a video of Nipsey’s body circulating online, but out of respect for his family, we at HelloBeautiful will not be posting those images online.
Rest In Power: Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead In Front Of Los Angeles Store was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! 💔🙏🏿— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
Streets really dead. All of these bullets for people trying to do good, but none for people like George Zimmerman. #NipseyHussle— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 31, 2019
#NipseyHussle being shot is real news everybody. Yes, I’m at the crime scene right now. What you need to know is he has been taken by paramedics but is not responding. It looks bad guys, but have your prayers up for him so he can win this battle! Nobody deserves this.— Califani (@samacstefani) March 31, 2019
This too much, y’all. LA doesn’t need this right now. #NipseyHussle— TyreeBP (@TyreeBP) March 31, 2019
#nipseyhussle teaching kids how to code, teaching us the power of ownership. Now this? 😔— Franco (@epidasit_) March 31, 2019
We need @NipseyHussle— S A L S A V E R D E 💚🌱 (@ibethsalterego) March 31, 2019
For the culture,
For the community,
For the music & the gems,
For his family,
For his friends,
For his city,
For his team,
For the inspiration that he gives us all to be better, dream bigger, to value our art.
Plz pray 🤲🏽#NipseyHussle
The streets don’t love no one! @NipseyHussle has done nothing but uplift the hood, and has tried multiple times to teach others about financial literacy. To be done like this? Today? Infront of his business? Everyone pray up for the homie. This shit has to stop!! #NipseyHussle— FitzTheReal (@fitzthereal1) March 31, 2019
I am HURTING for #LaurenLondon and those children right now. I was just watching #TheCouplesQuiz interview with both of them on @GQMagazine’s YouTube channel.— Tenille. (@tenilleclarke1) March 31, 2019
Damn, this news is so sad. Love and light to their family. #NipseyHussle pic.twitter.com/xC0TfG2GbX
They take all our great men community leaders, role models, and anyone we look up to assassinate their character and if that don’t work assassinate them.Then turn around and asked why we can’t be good men “cause you take them before they can show us how”#nipseyhussle— ToyEveryday (@ToyEveryday) April 1, 2019