Popular rapper Nipsey Hussle has been reported to have been shot dead just outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday.
News reports said the 33year-old rapper was shot dead by unknown gunmen alongside two other of his friends just outside his clothing line store at about 3:20pm on 3400 blocks of Slauson Avenue.
Nipsey Hussle and the two other victims were rushed to a nearby hospital, but the rapper did not make it.
His baby mama has been informed of his death and has been making the rounds calling friends and family.
The LAPD says the shooting occurred at 3:20 PM local time and police say the alleged suspect fled in a vehicle.
Homicide investigators are currently on the scene.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was one of many celebs who took to social media after the news broke that Nipsey Hussle had died. He tweeted, “So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.”
Drake also posted on Instagram, writing, “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 fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.”
Nipsey Hussle’s album “Victory Lap” was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards.