Gun violence is growing like a plague in the West. Recently, 50 lives were lost in the Christchurch Mosque attacks in New Zealand. And now its Los Angeles turn. Although the shooting did not result in major causalities, two people were injured and one killed during the attack that took place in LA in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Sunday.
Every life lost is sad and this time, it was the famous rapper Nispsey Hussle who was killed during the shooting.
Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Asghedom, was 33 years old and died as a result of the shooting that took place outside his store, Marathon Clothing.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also confirmed in a tweet that the rapper had been killed.
Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle and everyone touched by this awful tragedy. L.A. is hurt deeply each time a young life is lost to senseless gun violence. My Crisis Response Team is assisting the families coping with shock and grief.
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) April 1, 2019
“Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle and everyone touched by this awful tragedy,” the mayor tweeted. “L.A. is hurt deeply each time a young life is lost to senseless gun violence,” tweeted the Mayor.
Hussle is survived by a young son, a daughter and his girlfriend Lauren London.
Hussle, 33 years old, began his rap career in 2005. Although he was an unsigned artist, Hussle rose to fame through his mixtapes released over a decade. “Victory Lap” was Nipsey Hussle’s first full length studio produced album to come out in 2018.