Nipsey Hussle's death sent waves of grief in the US this morning.
The Los Angeles Times revealed more about the circumstances of the rapper's death. Los Angeles police lieutenant Chris Ramirez said the suspect is a "black man."
He said: "At this point, we are not sure if he went up, cycled or went by car."
The LA Times quoted a "police source with knowledge of the investigation," said the killing was likely to be gang-related.
Many of the song's best-known faces mourned the rapper's death.
Pharrell Williams said: "You were about something … positive and for your community at every opportunity you had to speak … and because of that you have inspired millions … millions who will defend your legacy forever. Rest between the stars. "
Rihanna said, "It does not make any sense! My spirit is shaken by it! Dear God, may your spirit rest in peace and grant divine comfort to all your loved ones! I am sorry that this has happened to you.
John Legend wrote: "Rip Nipsey. I just passed the farm with him filming a video for a beautiful new song that we created with Khaled. We filmed in Inglewood, near where he grew up. He was so talented, so proud of his home, so invested in his community. Totally stunned that he left so early.
It is said that Nipsey Hussle was shot in Los Angeles last night.
TMZ reported the killing, citing several police sources.
Hussle, real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was shot outside his own clothing store, Marathon Clothing, around 3:20 pm local time.
Two other men were taken to the hospital with injuries and no one was arrested in connection with the shooting.
Net value of Nipsey Hussle
Nipsey Hussle's net worth is estimated at $ 8 million, just over 6 million pounds.
The rapper was born in Los Angeles and acted in the music industry from 2005.
His first studio album, Victory Lap, was released in February 2018 and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019.
Hussle was dating his partner Lauren London in 2013, and the pair had a son on August 31, 2016.
Lauren London is an actress and model who has also dated rapper Lil Wayne.
How did Nipsey Hussle die?
Nipsey Hussle died last night in Los Angeles when he was shot.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles police have isolated the area where the shooting occurred.
It was reported that a suspect had fled the crime scene in a vehicle.
The rapper had talked about gang culture in the UK.
In an interview with The Times in 2018, he said: "I grew up in gang culture. We deal with death, with murder.
"It was like living in a war zone, where people die in these blockades and everyone is somewhat immune to it.
"I think they call it post-traumatic stress, when you have people who have been at war for so long."
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