Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot to death in LA, reports say

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot to death in Los Angeles, multiple reports say. 

Law enforcement sources tell the Los Angeles Times, NBC News and TMZ that the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was one of three people shot Sunday outside his clothing company, called the Marathon Store, in South Los Angeles. TMZ was the first to report the shooting.

Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez told USA TODAY three people were shot and one died. He said one person fled in a vehicle after the shooting.

Shortly before the shooting, the rapper tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Hussle’s debut studio album, “Victory Lap” was nominated for best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards in February.

This report is developing.

 

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