Police are continuing to seek the killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot outside his store in South Los Angeles in a burst of gunfire that injured two other people, officials told the Los Angeles Times.
The Grammy-nominated rapper (legal name: Ermias Asghedom), whose business efforts in his native neighborhood made him a local hero as well as a celebrity, was pronounced dead after being shot multiple times in front of Marathon Clothing, the store he’d opened last year on the corner of Slauson and Crenshaw.
Hussle, 33, was shot at close range by a young man who then ran to a waiting getaway car, a source close to the situation told the Times, adding that based on initial information, the shooting is probably gang-related
At a news briefing Sunday night, a police spokesman said the suspect is a black male and is still at large.
“At this point, we’re not even sure as to whether he walked up, rode a bicycle or drove up in a car,” the official said.
Hussle had spoken often of his gang affiliations as a teenager, saying in a 2014 interview with Vlad TV that he had joined the Crips clique the Rollin’ 60s.
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