suspect named in Nipsey Hussle killing; at least 19 injured in vigil for rapper
A suspect has been in the named in the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was tragically shot and killed outside his clothing store in LA. LAPD say that LA citizen Eric Holder, 29, "is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle. He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100."
The LAPD's news release reads:
On March 31, 2019 around 3:20pm, three male adults were standing in front of a business in a strip mall in the 3400 block of West Slauson Blvd. The suspect walked up to the men and fired numerous shots at them. The victims were struck and fell to the ground.
The suspect ran southbound through an adjacent alley to a waiting vehicle. The suspect entered the passenger side and fled the area The vehicle is a 2016 Chevy Cruze, white four doors, CA license plate 7RJD742. The vehicle was driven by an unidentified female.
Last night, a makeshift memorial was also held for Nipsey in LA, and at least 19 people were reportedly injured as a result of a trampling. Via CBS Los Angeles:
More than a dozen people were injured Monday night when a crowd of hundreds of mourners who amassed in front of The Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles to pay their respects to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle stampeded from the area, police say.
The peaceful vigil turned chaotic around 8:10 p.m. near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue where people scattered across the packed parking lot. Large crowds of mourners had gathered off and on since the Grammy-nominated rapper and community activist was shot and killed Sunday afternoon.
At least two people, including one who was struck by a vehicle, were critically injured and taken to an area hospital, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. “The majority of injuries were related to ‘trample injuries’ sustained when the crowd rushed out,” fire officials said in a statement.
In the time since Nipsey's passing, several tributes have poured in from Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B, Rihanna, El-P, Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Vince Staples, J Cole, De La Soul, Pharrell, Big Boi, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, and many others.