One person has been killed during a memorial procession for rapper Nipsey Hussle, while another three were left injured.
Shots were fired as the crowd walked through Los Angeles in commemoration of the 33-year-old. The suspects fired from a grey Hyundai as the four victims paid tribute to the musician, but no information has been confirmed about the person who died.
LAPD Chief of Police Michel Moore took to Twitter to offer information following the shooting, and urged people to “stop this senseless violence”. In a follow up tweet, Moore spoke about how the LAPD and the community gathered together to pay tribute. He said: “Today tens of thousands gathered in tribute tp Nipsey Hussle. LAPD showed the world that the men and women of this Department are compassionate and without peer. They worked seamlessly with our community advocates to keep the peace. I’m grateful.”
Hussle, who’s real name is Ermias Ashgedom, was shot and killed on 31 March in the parking lot of his own shop, Marathon Clothing on West Slauson Avenue, in south Los Angeles. An estimated 21,000 people showed up to the Staples Centre in LA to pay respect to Nipsey Hussle on Thursday.
Jay Z, who Nipsey worked with through his Roc Nation label, attended the memorial service at the Staples Center along with Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill and Diddy.
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