Grammy-nominated and widely respected West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted Sunday.
Police confirmed three men were shot Sunday and one of them killed outside Marathon Clothing, the store Hussle owns. All three men were taken to hospitals, where one of them was declared dead.
Police didn’t say that 33-year-old Hussle was the person who died. Representatives for the rapper didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking confirmation.
Police said the other two men were in stable condition. The gunman fled, and no arrests have been made.
Moments before being shot the rapper had tweeted, "Having strong enemies is a blessing."
His death sent shockwaves through the U.S. entertainment world, with celebrities posting memories of the musician on social media.
Mayor of LA tweeted, "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."
Hussle released successful mixtapes and earned a Grammy nomination for his 2018 major-label debut album.