One Dead And Three Injured During Gun Fight At Nipsey Hussle’s Funeral

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A gunfight which took place in the midst of Nipsey Hussle’s funeral procession, has left one person dead and three others injured.

The victims were three men and one woman, with the shooting taking place in the Watts neighbourhood of South Los Angeles, California. The incident is thought to have taken place towards the end of the 25.5 mile funeral procession for the deceased rapper.

Tens of thousands of people paid tribute to Hussle, real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, who died March 31 at the age of 33.

This tragedy is reportedly the latest incident in a noted surge of gun violence in the area of South Los Angeles.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Police Chief Michel Moore said the suspects had fired at the victims from a grey Hyundai.

Taking to Twitter, Police Chief Moore made a statement about the ‘senseless violence’:

In the midst of this procession we have a multi-4 Shooting at 103 St and Main St.

Victims are 3 Male Blacks and 1 Female Black – ages from 30-50 years old. Tragically one is deceased.

Suspects in gray Hyundai fired on the victims. We must stop this senseless violence.

11 people were reportedly killed in Los Angeles in the week leading up to Hussle’s death, which took place outside his store, The Marathon Clothing.

The figure equates to more than double the weekly average recorded in 2018, with approximately half of these deaths taking place in South Los Angeles.

Following Hussle’s death, Police Chief Moore made the following statement on Twitter, discussing the homicide in the context of South LA’s ‘troubling surge in violence’:

Tonight’s homicide in South LA represents the latest loss in a troubling surge in violence,

Since last Sunday 26 victims have been shot & 10 homicides—that’s 36 families left picking up the pieces. We will work aggressively with our community to quell this senseless loss of life.

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As reported by Pitchfork, 29-year-old Eric Holder has been arrested and charged with the murder of Hussle. He has reportedly pleaded not guilty.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.