UPDATED: 4/1/19 8:37 A.M. ET
Famous Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been confirmed dead on Sunday afternoon after a shooting in Los Angeles took place near a clothing store which he owned, according to a high-ranking deputy of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The shooting also involved two other casualties who were caught in the blast, injuring both of them around the time of 3:20 p.m., according to the police department.
The shooting took place in the territory of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.
The rapper and the two victims were then transported to a hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead (Nipsey Hussle) and the other two were in stable condition, according to LA police.
In a tweet, the department stated that they had no information regarding the suspect that opened fire.
The rapper’s last message on Twitter read: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Back in 2010, Hussle, 33, whose birth name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was the founder of his record label All Money In, which he later debuted with the release of “The Marathon,” the rapper’s fifth official mixtape. In 2013, Hussle also released a record called “Crenshaw” that sold more than 1,000 cassettes on release, each priced at $100, according to his Press Atlantic Records biography.
The year after, Hussle performed across the country for his Crenshaw Tour.
Hussle collaborated with many successful artists, some of which included Ty Dolla Sign, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Drake, YG, and Young Thug.
Hussle also made moves outside the music industry. The first Marathon Clothing smart store launched last year by the artist at 3420 W. Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. He also owned The Marathon Agency, Proud 2 Pay, SC Commercial Ventures, and All Money In No Money Out Records, according to Press Atlantic Records.
His Facebook page mentions that Hussle was “a devout member of the Rolling Sixty Crips,” a national street gang which was founded in Los Angeles back in the mid-1970s.
There were many social media posts from big celebrities giving respect to the rapper. Artists like Rihanna, Ice Cube, and many more had a lot of great things to say about Hussle.
“My spirit is shaken by this,” Rihanna wrote on Twitter. “Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! I’m so sorry this happened to you.”
“Sad, mad and disappointed about my guy,” rapper Ice Cube tweets out.