Rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot dead just moments after meeting fans outside his clothing store in LA, was due to meet meet police today to discuss gang violence, it has been revealed.
The 33-year-old Grammy nominee was gunned down in Los Angeles just moments after posing for photos with fans and tweeting that ‘having strong enemies is a blessing’.
Born Ermias Asghedom, the rapper was among three people shot outside the Marathon Store on Sunday afternoon at around 3.20pm.
On Sunday night, LA Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff tweeted that he and LAPD Chief Michel Moore were due to meet with Hussle and Roc Nation representatives to discuss gang violence today.
He wrote at 8.43pm: ‘We (@LAPDChiefMoore and I ) were meeting , at the request of @NipseyHussle with him and @rocnation tomorrow at 4pm to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids. I’m so very sad.’
Nipsey was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital. The two other men were in stable conditions.
Eyewitnesses saw a man fleeing in a vehicle after the shooting.