One Is Dead Following Shooting in Watts on the Day of Nipsey Hussle’s Funeral

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The violence is not thought to be linked to the rapper’s memorial.

On Thursday, April 12, 2019, four people in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California were shot following the funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle. At the moment, the violence is not thought to be linked to the rapper’s memorial.

The affected individuals were three black men and one black woman, all ranging in age from 30 to 50 years old, according to the Los Angeles Times. One person has died from their sustained injuries.

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Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore provided details of the incident on Twitter late Thursday evening, concluding by saying, “we must stop this senseless violence.”

Hussle was killed on March 31 in front of his Marathon Clothing store.

Tens of thousands took to the streets during Hussle’s funeral procession to pay their respects, and thousands more watched the live-streamed memorial online.

Source: Los Angeles Times

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article had “One is Dead Following Shooting After Nipsey Hussle’s Funeral Procession” as the headline. We changed because it insinuates the shooting was related to Nipsey Hussle.     

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