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Nipsey Hussle Dead at 33, Rest in Power

Nipsey Hussle Dead at 33, Rest in Power

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle has died.

The artist was shot multiple times outside his store, Marathon Clothing Company, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 33.

Hussle was one of three men who was shot in the attack. They were all taken to a local hospital following the shooting, where Hussle later died of his injuries. Authorities tell ET that the other men are in stable condition and that the suspect responsible fled in a vehicle. The scene is currently being processed, as the attack is being investigated as a homicide.

According to a tweet by the LAPD, the suspect in the shooting is described as a male black, and the department’s South Bureau Homicide is currently “conducting an investigation to locate him and anyone else involved.”

Nipsey Hussle’s cause of death has officially been confirmed by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. According to an autopsy released Monday, the Victory Lap rapper succumbed to injuries from gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

Nipsey, who was born Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot outside of his The Marathon Clothing Company in Los Angeles’ Hyde Park neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

The coroner’s office confirmed the cause of death in a press release. “Today, an autopsy was performed, and it was determined Asghedom died from gunshot wounds of the head and torso,” the statement said.

According to the press release, the 33-year-old “was reportedly shot in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. Paramedics were called and Asghedom was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.”

Two other men were injured during the shooting. Their conditions have not been confirmed.

While investigators originally said that the only details they had about the suspect was that he was a Black male, Los Angeles police reportedly now believe the rapper knew the person who gunned him down. According to the Los Angeles Times, law enforcement sources say the gunman could have been a personal acquaintance.

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