US rapper: Nipsey Hussle shot dead outside his LA store

American rapper, Ermias Davidson Asghedom, professionally known as Nipsey Hussle, died Sunday, March 31st, after a shooting outside his Los Angeles clothing store.

According to police sources, at about 3:25 p.m, the 33-year-old rapper was shot multiple times alongside two other people in the parking lot outside his store, Marathon Clothing, on 3420 West Slauson Avenue, South Los Angeles.

All three victims were transported to a local hospital where Nipsey was pronounced dead while the two other victims are still receiving treatment.

TMZ noted just prior to the shooting, Nipsey tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

According to TMZ, this appears to have been gang-related and police are seeking a suspect. Law enforcement sources told TMZ Nipsey and others were approached on foot by a suspect who fired multiple shots,departing right after in what appeared to be a waiting vehicle driven by a woman.

Hussle is survived by his two children and his girlfriend, Lauren London, with whom they have a child together.