Shot outside his shop in LA
31.03.2014 16:32 PDT
16:32 PM PT – Law enforcement sources say TMZ … 3 people were shot dead in Nipsey's shop, and one of them just died in hospital. It is not clear if this person is Nipsey. We are told that a man fled after shooting in a vehicle. Nipsey Hussle was just shot in LA … TMZ has learned.
Several sources tell us that the rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles south of the Crenshaw area. We are told that he was in his clothing store called the Marathon Clothing Company. He opened the place in 2017.
Nipsey Hussle reportedly shot six times in front of his shop. 1945 pic.twitter.com/PLizuFGhA2
– Hood Starz (@HoodStarzMusic) March 31, 2019
His condition is unknown at this time. Eyewitnesses in the area say they heard several shots.
Even crazier … Nipsey seems to have tweeted shortly before shooting and pointed out "enemies". He wrote, "Having strong enemies is a blessing."
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
– THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Nipsey – who comes from the Crenshaw area of LA – is said to have ties to the Crips. That did not stop him from working with artists who have a rival gangs gang. He made music both with YG and The Game both bound to Bloods.
He has released several mixtapes during his more than 10-year career, but dropped his first studio album last year. It's called "Victory Lap" … which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album just a month ago. Nipsey lost Cardi B at the awards ceremony.
Although Nipsey was a polished rapper, he was no stranger to the street. He had staged in December 2018 in West Hollywood in a brawl … which turned out to be a case of false identity.
History in development …
Originally published – 16:08 PM PT