VIDEO: 6 Stabbed, 19 Hospitalized In Stampede At Vigil For Nipsey Hussle

At least 19 people were hospitalized after a stampede at a vigil for murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle on Monday night.

Los Angeles, CA – At least 19 people – six of them with stab wounds – were rushed to local hospitals on Monday night during a massive memorial vigil for slain rapper and gang member Nipsey Hussle.

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

Throughout the day on Monday, fans gathered in front of the Grammy-nominated rapper’s store and erected a makeshift memorial with paintings, flowers, and candles, USA Today reported.

By nightfall, as many as 400 mourners had converged outside the clothing business, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Public Information Officer Josh Rubenstein told USA Today.

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.

“I don’t know who was fighting,” Harvey said. “I didn’t actually see the punches, but you just saw arms rolling and glass breaking and everybody running.”

"Somebody panicked and people started to run," witness David Groce told KNBC. "No shots were fired... people panicked and a group of people ran."

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.

"Our men and women are on scene and making every effort to protect everyone in attendance at the Nipsey Hussle vigil," the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) tweeted on Monday night. "Reports of shots fired at the vigil do not appear to be accurate. We do have injured in the chaos and are attempting to restore order."

But 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.

The LAPD issued a citywide tactical alert at approximately 9:45 p.m., according to KNBC.

The alert enables police departments to redistribute officers in the event of emergency situations.

Early Tuesday morning, LAPD announced that they were searching for 29-year-old Eric Holder in connection with Hussle’s murder, according to CNN.

Police said that Holder shot Hussle and injured two other men, then fled the scene in a vehicle that was being driven by an unidentified woman.

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.”

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Gramercy
Gramercy

A vigil? Fighting breaks out after a gang-related killing? Fighting at a vigil? Makes no sense to this Senior..none at all! Apparently,life is also worth very little to those that "stabbed" at the vigil for the dead!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Such a nice guy. I am completely shocked that there was this much violence following a gang on gang shooting... btw, you don't get stabbed during a stampede.... you get crush injuries. sounds like you have some low quality locals intended to cause some more trouble as this little angel's memorial....

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

A vigil and a Memorial for a known long term gang member and "rapper"........If this doesn't sum up how much this group's values are in complete disarray ......( then point 2) ..... and the collective group can not hold it together without more crime and violence for just a short period to pay their respects to their "hero".......shows all too well how completely mental this group is. Absolutely beyond pathetic. Yeah, they were all "tryna".

LynnSB
LynnSB

Gang Mentality - A Rabid Dog has more decency then these POS -- and THIS is what the Law Enforcement Officers have to put up with all the time ~~ SAD that these Animals think this is alright

Deny777
Deny777

Can't say that surprises me....

LEO0301
LEO0301

This was predictable. Impossible to have that many blacks gathered in one place without someone getting shot or stabbed. The stampede is a new one but not surprising given the number of people trying to avoid getting injured.

JBo
JBo

"Liquor bottles and candle holders..."

Yep. Perfect vigil stuff.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Thugs being thugs, honoring the murder of a thug, killed by another thug. No surprise here.

NFPD103
NFPD103

MM murder followed by more MM crimes no wonder the neighborhoods are not safe it's what you get when you accept and embrace certain criminal behavior.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If Obama was still president he would have the DOJ investigate the police. After all, having a police presence surely triggered the natives into pulling a gun and stabbing people.

Deklin
Deklin

The suspect's name is Eric Holder! Dying over here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MizzV
MizzV

Shocker, a gang banger worshipped by the young and brought to fame, then murdered by an opposing gang banger.

...and there was violence at the vigil? Say it isn't so!!! 🙄

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

...and this situation should make it crystal clear as to why you should want to keep your distance and have nothing to do with these madass zombies.

Caprice56
Caprice56

No people did not over react! People were being stabbed. That’s not panic. That is real flight or fight. Totally expected in this situation. It was a gang related murder. What do you expect.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Know the Democratic Party and liberals are going to make knives illegal because it's the knife that caused the killings. The same the morons are going after guns and our 2nd Amendment which will make all law biding citizens target practice for the criminals who get there unregistered weapons from the Black Market which the Democratic Party and liberals doesn't think exist. I guess that the School Bus that was set ablaze a few weeks ago will cause them to ban everything that is capable of making fire. Back to the stone age we go.

Stanracer
Stanracer

So much violence in tbis whole story

Stanracer
Stanracer

So much violence in this whole story. This vigil was a disaster waiting to happen.

spd522
spd522

Rappers are shit magnets.

Oldvlc
Oldvlc

If Eric Holder had a son...

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Violence at a event involving the (c)rap industry. who would've thunk it!!!!

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

Now showing on Animal Planet...

Katarina
Katarina

Does anything good come from rap or rappers? Ever?

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Idolization of a criminal; that’s where the county has gone, pathetic.

Helen Hendrickson
Helen Hendrickson

Not surprising , they can't behave like civilized humans. Obama thanks for giving them the push to get this shit started. GOD Bless AMERICA. GOD Bless and protect all our LEOs!!

John  Scott Ridgway
John Scott Ridgway

The administrator allows all this racism WHY? I worked with the CPD during an intelligence mission and they were mostly desperate to clean the streets. The racists became a serious problem that cost lives. Stereotyping is sloppy thinking, which when the police notice it is happening to them, then they do it with minorities. I expect better from the police.

My friends on the left and right think ALL cops are right wing, which is a bit dense considering they are protected by A UNION, which gives you one hell of a lot more in common with blacks than rich white people, who want your pension, your union, and will throw you under the bus in a flat second.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

They were all promised "FREE STUFF" if they attended. ......and that was their first mistake.