Only 4 People Shot During Rapper Nipsey Hussle's Funeral Procession

One person was fatally shot, and three others were wounded, during slain rapper Nipsey Hussle’s funeral procession.

Los Angeles, CA – One person was fatally shot, and three others were wounded, during slain rapper and gang member Nipsey Hussle’s funeral procession on Thursday.

Hussle, 33, was fatally shot in the head and torso on March 31 in a gang-related attack outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles, TMZ reported.

Two other men were wounded during the altercation.

His accused killer, 29-year-old Eric “S--tty Cuz” Holder, was arrested on April 2, according to Heavy.

Holder has pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon, murder, and two counts of attempted murder, KGTV reported.

Fans, friends, family members, and celebrities including Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, and Snoop Dogg filled the 21,000-seat Staples Center for Hussle’s funeral on Thursday afternoon, according to NBC News.

Thousands more convened along the funeral procession route following the memorial service, which stretched on for 25 miles to the funeral home in South Los Angeles, Vulture reported.

At approximately 6:25 p.m., shortly after the procession had passed, suspects in a gray Hyundai opened fire at the intersection of Main Street and 103rd Street.

“Victims are 3 Male Blacks and 1 Female Black - ages from 30-50 years old,” Los Angeles Police chief Michel Moore announced in a tweet. “Tragically one is deceased.”

Police did not release any other details regarding the victims.

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, joined the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips in his teens, USA Today reported.

Hussle’s Facebook page touted him as “a devout member” of the gang.

“He’s as poised a banger as there comes,” the page read.

“I grew up in gang culture,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 2018. “We dealt with death, with murder. It was like living in a war zone, where people die on these blocks and everybody is a little bit immune to it. I guess they call it post-traumatic stress, when you have people that have been at war for such a long time. I think L.A. suffers from that because it’s not normal yet we embrace it like it is after a while.”

“I try to keep a balance with my career and who I am aside from that,” Hussle said on his Facebook page. “It’s kinda hard, but I try to stay the same n---a and balance both worlds. You don’t wanna forget where you come from and at the same time, you don’t wanna f--k off your blessing tryna live the same lifestyle you been living.”

Former President Barack Obama said he had never met Hussle, but that he was inspired by the work the Grammy-nominated rapper was doing to help his Crenshaw community.

"While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets and despair, Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope," the former President wrote in a letter that was read aloud at Hussle’s funeral. "I hope his memory inspires more work in Crenshaw and communities like it."

Stevie Wonder said that Hussle’s murder is evidence for stronger gun control, NBC News reported.

"It is so painful to know that we don’t have enough people taking a position that says, ‘Listen, we must have stronger gun laws.’ It’s unacceptable,” he said. “It’s almost like the world is becoming blind.”

The city of Los Angeles said it plans to rename the intersection where Hussle was killed as “Nipsey Hussle Square,” Deadline reported.

Chaos also erupted during a massive memorial vigil outside Hussle’s clothing store on April 1.

Police estimated that as many as 400 people had converged in the area by nightfall, USA Today reported.

Everything seemed peaceful until about 8 p.m., when a stampede of people began screaming and trying to run away from the area, trampling one another along the way, the Los Angeles Times reported.

People lost their shoes and fell on top of one another as they tried to escape the dense crowd.

Los Angeles Police Assistant Chief Robert Arcos said that the stampede was precipitated by a fight that broke out, and that at least one of the people involved in the altercation may have brandished a gun.

Liquor bottles and candle holders were shattered during the confrontation, which others in the crowd might have mistaken as gunfire, musician DeAndre Harvey told the Los Angeles Times.

First responders received inaccurate reports of shots fired at the scene of the memorial at approximately 8:15 p.m., USA Today reported.

“A HUGE stampede of people rushed out of the @NipseyHussle memorial area,” KABC tweeted, along with a video clip of the chaotic scene. “People thought they heard something break or a loud noise and started running.”

At least 19 people were rushed to local hospitals due to injuries they received during the melee, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Authorities said at least six people were stabbed, according to reporters at the scene.

One critically injured victim was stabbed in the abdomen, while a second person was hurt in a car crash.

Two others were listed in serious condition, and 15 more were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

People also trampled and shattered hundreds of novena candles that had been placed outside the store, causing people to cut themselves on the shards of broken glass.

As the officers worked to make the area safe again, some members of the crowd became agitated that they were not allowed to return to the scene of the original vigil, and threw bottles at police, USA Today reported.

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Four people were shot -- one person died, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. All victims were taken to the hospital. LAPD Chief Michel Moore tweeted that three of the victims were black males and one was a black female all ranging between 30 to 50 years old. It was not immediately known which of the victims died.The suspects were seen leaving the area in a gray Hyundai. A description of the gunman was not immediately known."

My,my ,my......I think I will postpone my upcoming visit to LA .....forever.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

They hold this PoS gangbanger in high regard, why? Because he could rap? They say he was doing good in the community, bullshit, he was a banger to the end and proud of it. If god forbid I get killed in the line of duty and Barry Hussein Obama happens to send a letter to my funeral. Please, someone wipe their ass with it and flush it, thanks in advance!

LynnSB
LynnSB

Amazing >> "Stevie Wonder said that Hussle’s murder is evidence for stronger gun control, NBC News reported." -- O yes because Thugs obey the Laws !!! "19 people were rushed to local hospitals due to injuries -- O yeah that's the way most people morn the death of someone they care about -- NOT !! AND.... What Amazes me the most -- the EX President Obummer wrote a not on stationary with the Presidential Seal (Hello News Note) Obummer your NOT the President !!!!! What a Crock of Shit he was a Thug and got what more thugs get !!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Well, as we all know....black lives matter....just not to blacks. Oh, and Stevie Wonder, we don't need gun control, what we need is minority control.

B-rad1966
B-rad1966

"Holder has pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon..." FAKE NEWS! Everyone knows that convicted felons are barred BY LAW from possessing a firearm and we know how they obey the law!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Only 4 People Shot During Rapper Nipsey Hussle's Funeral Procession"

Only 4? ...That's the headline. How many of you see the idiotic outrageous irony with this headline statement? "Only 4" as if everyone there was lucky that there wasn't even more people shot and killed. "Only 4" as if they weren't working hard enough but would try harder next time to kill even more. "Only 4" as if there shouldn't have even been just 1 person killed........Readers what we have is a people in this country who doesn't see the outrageous irony in this headline. These people do this daily and it is routine to them .To these "fine citizens" this is normal ,just another day, ho hum. and but then they will go light candles, set up balloons, lay out a few cheap teddy bears, etc to " show their respects". The level of idiocy and hypocrisy shown by them is through the roof..........as they have no respect at all when it comes to actually shooting and killing each other and others. This minority is THE major social issue that faces this country. The problems they constantly cause are multi-faceted and complex. You would be very hard pressed to have any kind of meaningful discussion about their own ignorant mindset and twisted viewpoints. That's how out of touch with reality that these souls are.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Live as a thug, die as a thug.

Saints
Saints

Hard heads just don't learn or care..some people find excuse after excuse to defend them!!!...

goodgentnsc
goodgentnsc

You know the black community doesn't want the police around so they need to start police there self's and take responsibility for things and quit blaming the police for their bushels of bad apples . Im like the other comments only 4 were shot and only 1 dead lol it sounds like they were expecting it (im just glad no police officers were shot) anyone stupid enough to go to the thugs funeral were just asking for it and i hate to tell stevie wonder this but no gun control in the world will stop these jack asses from killing each other because ill bet you anything that not one firearm was legal!!

stooge819
stooge819

That's quite a culture.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

‘Stevie Wonder said this is evidence we need more gun control’ I call bulls—t! Nipsy was a gang banger. Enough said. None of those idiots he was involved with give a rat’s a— about any laws, let alone more gun control.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Just wondering....do you need to be a rapper before you become a convicted felon, or do you have to be a convicted felon before you become a rapper? 🤔

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Must be the culture. Isn't that the answer. That's the answer I used to get.

"Can you keep the noise down? You're disturbing the neighbors."

"It's my culture."

Is it the culture to shoot people at a Rapper funeral? What kind of culture would that be anyway? I know plenty of people who don't participate in this culture.

I ain't sayin, I'm just sayin!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Never heard of this guy before he got killed. Not going to google him, and I’m just going to go on with my life now.

P.Bennington
P.Bennington

A touch off topic, but, I'm rather surprised to see that Barry uses white-colored stationary. I'd have thought he'd go for parchment or ivory. Better yet, granite, but NEVER white. Hmm.

DGraves
DGraves

Where’s Black Lives Matter?

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Shit, thank God the funeral wasn't in Chicago.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

OMG and the evil white police officer is the problem. I found out last night from watching Tucker Carlson the Trump supporters aren't racists anymore. Now we're fricken White Nationalists just can't win.

investigator
investigator

"THUG" Culture!!!!!! Keep all those nasty, white nationalist police officers out of every black neighborhood , and there won't be any violence. Bwahahahahaha!!!!

Whutsup
Whutsup

Sad that thug life styles are given such celebrity even if they rap that crap...

fedupveteran
fedupveteran

How stupid is this? Seriously? Can't these people even bury their dead without fighting? DAYUM! These folks are their own worst enemy but they want to blame everyone else. Stupid is as stupid does I guess.

billmc972
billmc972

Shit happens in the hood.

xcop137
xcop137

Only 4 shot. I guess that’s considered a victory and progress in LA.

Kevcali
Kevcali

Let them keep killing each other. Might run out of combatants eventually.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Ship all these idiots to a nice island and let them implode.......So horrible how they act.