1 Person Killed, 3 Injured Along Nipsey Hussle’s Funeral Procession
One person was killed and three others were injured during a drive-by shooting along rapper Nipsey Hussle’s funeral route in South Los Angeles on Thursday.
The rapper’s memorial service was held at the 21,000 seat Staples Center in Los Angeles. After the service, a convoy of Rolls Royces followed the silver hearse as it traveled to landmarks that were important to him.
The LAPD reports “suspects” opened fire from a grey Hyundai at the crowd lining the streets. The shooting took place at 103rd Street and Main Street around 6:25 p.m. local time. Three Black males and a Black female between the ages of 30 and 50 were hit.
One person died, according to ABC10.
LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore addressed the violence, tweeting, “We must stop this senseless violence.”
Nipsey, 33, was killed on March 31 outside his Marathon Clothing store near the intersection of West Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. Nipsey’s funeral procession stopped at the store so fans could pay their respects.
Fans scrambled into the street as someone threw money from one of the cars in the procession.
The crowds were orderly for the most part. But news photos show a crowd of people standing on top of a police car to get a better advantage of the passing motorcade. The patrol car was spray painted with the words “Nips in Paradise” on the side.
Police reported other sporadic acts of vandalism, including another patrol unit that was spray painted with graffiti.