Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in LA shooting

Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in LA shooting

The rapper was reportedly shot along with two other men, with Nip being the only one not to make it out alive.

Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the hospital. Keep reading to see more reactions from the hip hop community ahead. Hussle opened his retail clothing store, Marathon Store, in 2017, and is known for his extensive philanthropic work in his L.A. community, including opening a STEM and business center in the city just previous year. Two other victims were involved in the shooting, authorities say.

Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle walk the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in February 2019.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue at around 3:20 p.m., LAPD said.

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle's shocking death on Sunday has spurred an outpouring of condolences from celebrities, fans, and those closest to him.

"I know in my heart that it's a higher power and a higher value to what we can do", he added.

During his 10-year career he has released multiple mixtapes and was nominated for a Grammy for his first studio album Victory Lap.

Just hours before the shooting, Nipsey Hussle tweeted, "Having strong enemies is a blessing".

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