Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in Los Angeles shooting

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Shockwaves are making the way through the music world as word spreads that rapper Nipsey Hussle has just died after getting shot in Los Angeles.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department tells ET that a shooting occurred and three men were shot outside Marathon Clothing.

The 33-year-old rapper was nominated for a Grammy this year for his major label debut Victory Lap.

The LA Times and NBC quoted police sources as saying the victim was Hussle. New reports claim the attack happened Sunday in Los Angeles' Hyde Park area.

It's a sad day in Hip-Hop, as celebrities and fans alike mourn the loss of rapper/ mogul Nipsey Hussle, who was fatally gunned down earlier today in front of his clothing store.

The son of an African-American mother and Eritrean father, Hussle was born and raised in the Crenshaw neighborhood.

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Hussle had always been associated with the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, one of Los Angeles' largest street gangs. Here's everything we know about the rapper and the circumstances surrounding his violent death. It was like living in a war zone, where people die on these blocks and everybody is a little bit immune to it.

Several stars, including Issa Rae and Pharrell Williams, have taken to social media to pay their respects following the news.

"This doesn't make any sense!"

He concluded: "I think LA suffers from that because it's not normal yet we embrace it like it is after a while". You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us.

"Watching Nipsey inspired me to invest and own in our communities", Emmy-nominated actress Issa Rae, also from Los Angeles, wrote on Twitter.

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