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Gunfire Erupts During Nipsey Hussle’s Funeral Procession, Leaving 1 Dead, 3 Wounded
“We must stop this senseless violence,” LAPD police chief Michel Moore said after the shooting.
Gunfire erupted near the funeral procession for slain rapper, entrepreneur, and community leader Nipsey Hussle Thursday, leaving one dead and three wounded.
The shooting took place at around 6:25 p.m. "in the area of 103rd and Main Street," the Los Angeles Police department confirmed in a press release. Four were struck by gunfire and transported to a nearby hospital, and one victim was pronounced dead from their wounds, according to police. The person or people responsible have yet to be publicly identified or apprehended, but police have noted that they were possibly driving a gray Hyundai.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore confirmed on Twitter that the victims were three black men and one black woman, and that all were between the ages of 30 and 50. He did not say which victim lost their life.
“We must stop this senseless violence,” he wrote.
The procession, held following a memorial service in Hussle’s honor at Staples Center, stretched 25 miles through the streets of Los Angeles, People reports.
The shooting happened “in the midst” of the procession, Moore said.
Hussle was killed on March 31 after a gunman opened fire on Hussle and a group of men outside of Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store is south Los Angeles. Eric Holder, 29, has been arrested in the attack and charged with murder and attempted murder. He's entered a not guilty plea.
One day after Hussle’s death, violence erupted at a vigil held in his honor at the same place where he died. A stampede broke out after a suspect or suspects opened fired and injured two, in what police are reportedly calling an “attempted murder.”
Hussle leaves behind two children and longtime partner, actress Lauren London, who called Hussle the “love of [her] life” during a touching eulogy delivered to an audience of 21,000 on Thursday, People reports.