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Nipsey Hussle Died of Gunshots to Head and Torso, Coroner Says

Hussle was killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store Sunday

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was “found to have died from gunshot wounds of the head and torso,” the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined Monday.

The manner of death was certified as a homicide, with the autopsy taking place on Monday.

Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot and killed Sunday outside his Marathon Clothing store on the 3400 block of West Slauson Ave. in South Los Angeles, law enforcement said. He was 33.

Paramedics were called and Asghedom was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. on Sunday.

Two other men at the scene were also shot but did not appear to be life-threatening.

“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,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted Sunday.

Shortly before the shooting, Hussle tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing,” with no further explanation.

On Monday, Hussle was supposed to meet with LAPD Chief Michel Moore and Commissioner Steve Soboroff to discuss ways to curb gang violence in the city.

Hussle’s album “Victory Lap” artist was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammys in February.

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