Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in South L.A. shooting; 2 others wounded

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed Sunday afternoon, shot in broad daylight outside his store in South Los Angeles, leaving two other people wounded, police said.

Hussle, known as much for his music as for his civic efforts in South L.A., was shot multiple times about 3:20 p.m. and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 33.

Los Angeles police closed off the area at West Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. Shortly before 7 p.m., officers were canvassing the area near the Marathon Clothing store at 3420 W. Slauson Ave., searching for a suspect who police said had fled either on foot or in a vehicle.

A crowd of hundreds of mourners also gathered outside the store Sunday evening, playing Hussle’s music as the sun set. Elsewhere, several of Hussle’s fellow rappers and other celebrities took to social media to share their shock and condolences.