U.S. rapper Nipsey Hussle dies after being shot multiple times

U.S. rapper Nipsey Hussle dies after being shot multiple times

Two other people were injured in the shooting at 3.20 p.m. on Sunday, CNN quoted the Los Angeles Police Department as saying.

Fellow West Coast hip-hop star Ice Cube tweeted: "Sad, mad and disappointed about my guy @NipseyHussle", while rapper ASAP Rocky tweeted: "This man was on the right path and doing better in life".

It was previously reported that Nipsey Hussle was shot as many as six times outside of his clothing store. He was transported to hospital, with law enforcement officials in Los Angeles confirming the rapper had died a short time ago.

Witnesses said a young man approached Hussle and the two men before firing a number of shots and fleeing to a nearby vehicle.

The 33-year-old rapper was killed following a shooting outside his own Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles.

"Everyone should get called out for what side of the line they're on", Hussle said of Kim Kardashian's pursuing criminal justice reform.

Legendary Bay Area rapper E-40 also shared a picture with Asghedom. At 2:52 pm PST, Nipsey wrote, "Having strong enemies is a blessing". LAPD Commissioner Steve Soboroff said on Twitter on Sunday he had a meeting scheduled for Monday with Asghedom "to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids".

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Nipsey Hussle arrives at the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Celebration at Nomad Hotel Los Angeles on February 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

"REST IN PEACE NIPSEY HUSSLE", Vince Staples tweeted.

Hussle is survived by his girlfriend Lauren London and two children.

The story is developing.

During his 10-year career he has released multiple mixtapes and was nominated for a Grammy for his first studio album Victory Lap.

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