Rapper Nipsey Hussle died in a shooting on Sunday, according to multiple reports. He was 33.

The “Hussle & Motivate” musician (née Ermias Asghedom) died after being shot on the street where his clothing store, the Marathon Clothing Company, is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, NBC News, the Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported, citing multiple law enforcement sources.

Two other victims were involved in the shooting, authorities say.

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“Right around 3:20 this afternoon, there was a shooting that occurred at the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue,” a public information officer with the Los Angeles Police Department tells PEOPLE. “Three individuals, three victims were shot. They were taken to a local hospital. One of those victims died at the local hospital, the other two are listed in stable condition.”

The PIO added: “The subject responsible for the shooting fled in some type of vehicle, but I do not have the information of the type of vehicle he fled in.”

The officer said that the South Bureau Homicide team is investigating the incident.


Just hours before the shooting, Nipsey Hussle tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Nipsey Hussle — who grew up in Los Angeles — was widely believed to have ties to the Crips gang, of which he spoke in a 2010 interview with Complex, NBC News notes.

Over the years, Nipsey Hussle has dropped several mixtapes and worked with JAY-Z. His debut studio album, Victory Lap, was nominated at the Grammy Awards in February.

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