Many people hit Los Angeles yesterday to celebrate the life of Nipsey Hussel memorial service following his sudden death after being shot dead while standing outside his Los Angeles Marathon clothing store a few weeks ago.
Reports coming in indicate that one person was killed and multiple people were injured after a procession celebrating the life of Nipsey Hussle memorial service in Los Angeles yesterday (April 11),.
We are told that there were no reports of violence on the procession itself.
According to reports, the shooting took place at the intersection of 103 St. and Main St., LAPD Chief of Police Michel Moore revealed. Moore tweeted that the shooting occurred “in the midst of the procession,” though The LA Times says “there are no indications at this time that the violence was connected to the memorial” and CNN reports that the shooting occurred “near the procession route.”
Four people were shot. Victims were described as three men and one woman between the ages of 30 to 50. It’s currently unknown who died.
Meanwhile, Jay Z, Barack Obama, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Rick Ross and many others sent in their tribute messages during the late’s memorial ceremony to celebrate his life.
Barack Obama honored Nipsey Hussle at his memorial service in Los Angeles on Thursday with a letter addressed to the late rapper’s friends and family.
The former United States of America president Barack Obama wrote, “While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets, and despair, Nipsey saw potential.”
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Rapper Snoop Dogg spoke in honor of Nipsey Hussle too, addressing how he watched the late 33-year-old grow up in South LA and how the two created a relationship over the years based on music and friendship.
“One thing that me and Nip had [in common] was a kind spirit,” Snoop Dogg said. “We had that spirit of love … we had the same spirit.”
Stevie Wonder pleaded to the crowd that “we must have stronger gun laws.” while he performed at Nipsey Hussle’s memorial procession ceremony yesterday.
“It’s unacceptable. It’s almost like the world is becoming blind,” Wonder said. “I pray that the leaders who have a responsibility to perpetuate life will do it by making sure that the laws will make it so very hard for people to have guns.”
May rapper Nipsey Hussle’s soul Rest In Eternal Peace.
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