Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead, Hip-Hop World and Hollywood In Disbelief
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Right before his death, Nipsey eerily tweeted, "Having strong enemies is a blessing."

UPDATED: 7:05 a.m. on 4/1/19

Law enforcement officers working on the case told TMZ the shooting appears to have been gang related and that the suspect cops are looking for is a black male in his 20s. According to the publication, the man approached Nipsey by foot Sunday afternoon before firing off multiple shots. The man fled the scene in a vehicle waiting nearby. The driver of the vehicle was reportedly female.

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Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday outside his clothing store, and Hollywood is in utter shock.

Law enforcement confirmed the 33-year-old rapper's death to TMZ, noting two others had been shot as well. Eyewitnesses told the publication they heard multiple shots fired before police and paramedics swarmed Marathon Store, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of L.A. Nipsey reportedly received CPR and chest compressions on the scene.

Right before his death, the rapper eerily tweeted, "Having strong enemies is a blessing." Although the identity and motive of the shooter are currently unknown, Nipsey is said to have had ties to the Crips; however, he often collaborated with artists with rival gang affiliations, including YG and The Game.

Nipsey also worked with Drake, Childish Gambino, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Young Thug, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo and Tyga, many of whom have already taken to social media to mourn the loss of their friend and colleague. You can see how some of them responded to the shocking news below.

Nipsey is survived by his two children and his girlfriend, Lauren London.

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Just posted this when I woke up this morning because it was on my heart to do so.... not knowing, hours later my friend would be shot & killed in front of his own store. We just talked yesterday & laughed together about how lucky we were to make it out of a city where so many are lost before they can actually achieve anything in life... now look, a good man, a great rapper & amazing father taken from his family & this earth at 33 years old... SMFH at this one cause Lord knows nip was as GOOD of a human as I’ve ever known. Everything he did for β€œCrenshaw & Slauson” & that’s where my nigga was murdered ?!?!?!? Sick to my fuckin stomach right now !!!!!!!! Coward shit on me !!!!!! This can’t be life !!!!! #RestWellKing πŸ™πŸΎ @nipseyhussle

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