Rapper Nipsey Hussle gunned down outside clothing store


On March 31, Grammy-nominated hip hop star, Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, died Sunday after a shooting in Los Angeles.

Grammy-nominated hip hop star, Nipsey Hussle whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, died Sunday after a shooting in Los Angeles.

According to multiple sources, the 33-year-old rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area. He was at his clothing store called the Marathon Clothing Company, which had opened back in 2017.

CNN reports that two other people were injured in the shooting which happened around 3:20 p.m., according to the LAPD, which tweeted out information of the incident:

All three victims were reportedly transported to a hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead, according to police. The other two were in stable condition, police added. Later, the department issued another tweet describing the suspect:

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Hussle, who was a native to the Crenshaw area and rumored to be affiliated with national street gang The Crips, tweeted ominously earlier that day:

Mark Ridley-Thomas, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who represents the southern part of the city, released a statement Sunday night saying his district mourned the loss of Hussle.

“Ermias Asghedom, known to us as the hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, was a father, businessman, entertainer, and inspiration to many,” Ridley-Thomas said, urging his district to stay calm and reflect on the tragedy. “Our communities have lost too many young men and bright futures to the scourge of gun violence. For healing to occur, even from this terrible incident, justice must be sought through legal means, and community peace must be found.”

According to CNN, Hussle had been scheduled to meet with LA Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff and LAPD Chief Michael Moore on Monday to discuss ways to stop gang violence. Soboroff tweeted:

This wasn’t the first shooting at Marathon Clothing. Gunfire erupted there back in September of 2018, but no one was injured. LAPD responded to the store for that shooting, but did not find any suspects or victims and witnesses were uncooperative. The rapper was not at the store that time.


After news spread of Hussle’s death, celebrities expressed their shock and condolences on social media.

Chicago’s Chance The Rapper tweeted, ” RIP Nipsey man. This is tragic.”

Hussle is survived by his two children and his girlfriend, Lauren London, with whom he just had a child in 2016. Reel 360 sends out our condolences to his family and friends.

Source: CNN