Nipsey Hussle’s cause of death has been revealed by the Los Angeles County Department Examiner-Coroner after the rapper was shot outside his store.
The Coroner’s office said in a statement that the rapper “was found to have died from gunshot wounds of the head and torso”. The statement added that after he was shot, he was “taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m”. The Coroner’s office added, “The manner of death was certified as a homicide.”
The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted saying, “At approximately 3:20 pm there was a shooting reported in the area of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd. 3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased. We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available.”
The law enforcement source said that the killer was likely a young black man in his early 20s named Ermias Davidson Asghedom. He shot the rapper outside The Marathon Clothing. He escaped in a car being driven by a woman. The police reported the shooting was personal and not related to a gang.
LAPD tweeted earlier that they were forgoing an April Fool’s Joke “in light of yesterday’s events,” adding, “We’re focusing on bringing justice to yesterday’s homicide on Slauson & Crenshaw in South LA.”
Drake wrote in tribute to the rapper, “F**k. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this. We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long. You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance. Nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us.”
May he rest in peace.