LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: (EDITORS NOTE: All images taken by Getty Images inside the Staples Center at Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life have been reviewed and approved for distribution by Atlantic Records) Anthony Hamilton performs onstage during Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life at STAPLES Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images For Atlantic Records)44
LOS ANGELES - One person was killed and three others were wounded Thursday in a drive-by shooting shortly after the funeral procession for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle had passed through a South Los Angeles neighborhood, KTLA reported.
Three men and a woman were hit by gunfire shortly before 7 p.m. as a hearse carrying the body of the singer and activist was arriving at a funeral home eight miles away, Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore confirmed.
The victims ranged in age from 30 to 50, Moore told the Los Angeles Times.
“Tragically, one is deceased,” Moore wrote on Twitter. “We must stop this senseless violence.”
In the midst of this procession we have a multi-4 Shooting at 103 St and Main St.— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) April 12, 2019
Victims are 3 Male Blacks and 1 Female Black - ages from 30-50 years old. Tragically one is deceased.
Suspects in gray Hyundai fired on the victims.
We must stop this senseless violence.
Moore also said the attackers opened fire from a gray Hyundai that was passing through the neighborhood.
There was no indication Thursday’s violence was connected to the procession, the Times reported.
Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot and killed March 31 in front of Marathon Clothing, his Los Angeles business.
In the week leading up to Hussle’s death, 11 people were killed in Los Angeles, with about half of the slayings occurring in South Los Angeles, the Times reported. All of the victims in the South L.A. killings were either black or Latino, the newspaper reported.
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