One person has been killed and three people have been injured after a shooting which took place during yesterday’s funeral procession for the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Hussle was memorialised at a service at The Staples Center yesterday morning (April 11) in LA, with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barack Obama and Kendrick Lamar all paying tribute to Nipsey. The rapper, who was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot and killed on March 31 at the age of 33.
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Following the service, Nipsey’s casket was driven along a 25.5-mile route through South Central Los Angeles so fans and members of the community, who turned out in their thousands, could pay their respects.
During the procession, four people were shot at the intersection of 103 St. and Main St. Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore confirmed that of the four victims – who were described as three men and one woman between the ages of 30 and 50 – one had tragically died following the shooting. A suspect in a grey Hyundai vehicle is being sought.
In the midst of this procession we have a multi-4 Shooting at 103 St and Main St.
Victims are 3 Male Blacks and 1 Female Black – ages from 30-50 years old. Tragically one is deceased.
Suspects in gray Hyundai fired on the victims.
We must stop this senseless violence.
— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) April 12, 2019
“We must stop this senseless violence,” Moore added in a tweet, which you can see above.
Following Nipsey’s death last month, Los Angeles City Council recently announced plans to further pay tribute to the rapper’s legacy and work in the local community by naming a Los Angeles intersection after him.
“Nipsey will always be remembered for delivering a pure, authentic Los Angeles sound; his numerous philanthropic efforts; his innovative, community-focused business mindset; and his humble heart,” Los Angeles City Council’s Marqueece Harris-Dawson said in a statement.