Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead in Los Angeles, hours before he was scheduled to meet with police to discuss gang violence, and now RadarOnline.com can confirm the 33-year-old passed from gunshot wounds of the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined.
Nipsey, real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was gunned down on Sunday March 31, and was reportedly shot in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles.
Paramedics were called and Asghedom was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.
Today, an autopsy was performed, and it was determined Asghedom died from gunshot wounds of the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined.
Readers know he was shot on the street moments after greeting fans and posing for photos.
His latest tweet was “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
“We (@LAPDChiefMoore and I ) were meeting , at the request of @NipseyHussle with him and @rocnation tomorrow at 4pm to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids. I’m so very sad,” tweeted L.A. Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff after the Grammy nominee’s death.
Nipsey was shot multiple times. He was given CPR on the scene and rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Eyewitnesses saw a black male fleeing in a car after the shooting. Police are investigating the crime.
After growing up in an environment plagued with violence, Nipsey made a name for himself in the music industry and recently became a community organizer in South L.A.
In his last days, he was working with the Destination Crenshaw arts project and had opened a co-working space called Vector 90 in Crenshaw so young people could be tutored in subjects like science, technology and math.
Following his passing, celebrities, fans and pals took to social media to voice their grief and honor his legacy.
“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,” tweeted Michel Moore, LAPD chief of police, this Sunday.
The beloved rapper is survived by son Kross and daughter Emani.