4/1 — Nipsey Hussle was enjoying March Madness like the rest of us Saturday night — less than 24 hours before he was gunned down Sunday. The rapper was sitting courtside in Anaheim, CA for the Texas Tech/Gonzaga game. This is one of the last known public photos of him out there.
7:50 PM PT — Somebody is already claiming to have been the one who shot and killed Nipsey Hussle. An artist by the name of Cinco says he was on Instagram Live Sunday after news broke that Nipsey had been shot. He says in the middle of his Live session, a young man under the username @gasstongbo hopped on with his own video and said he was the shooter.
Check out the interaction … the guy says he literally walked up on Nipsey and shot him in front of his “daughter.” Nipsey was photographed right before the shooting in the presence of a young child, but it’s unclear if that was his kid or not.
We should make clear … we do NOT know if this is the same man police have ID’d as the suspect in the case. It’s simply someone who is making a claim to the crime.
6:02 PM PT — Our sources are clear … this appears to be gang-related to the law enforcement officers working the case.
5:46 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the suspect cops are looking for is a black male in his 20s. We’re told he approached Nipsey and co. by foot Sunday afternoon and fired multiple shots … only to depart right after in what we’re told appeared to be a nearby waiting vehicle with a separate driver, who our sources say was female.
5:12 PM PT — Our law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Nipsey Hussle has died. He was 33 years old. He’s survived by two children and his girlfriend, Lauren London, with whom he had a child in 2016.
4:32 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … 3 people were shot at Nipsey’s store, and one just died at the hospital. It’s unclear if that person is Nipsey. We’re being told that one man fled in a vehicle after the shooting.
Multiple sources tell us the rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area. We’re told he was at his clothing company called The Marathon Clothing. He opened the place back in 2017.
His condition is unknown at this point, but eyewitnesses say they heard multiple shots. Police and paramedics have swarmed the area and taped off the crime scene.
Nipsey received CPR on the scene as well. Videos are circulating showing him receiving CPR from an EMT, who’s doing chest compressions.
What’s crazy … Nipsey seems to have tweeted right before the shooting, and alluded to “enemies.” He wrote, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”