Nipsey Hussle died from gunshots to head, torso

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By Associated Press and Janelle Griffith

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle died from gunshot wounds to his head and torso, authorities said.

The Los Angeles County coroner released the findings after completing an autopsy Monday on Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom.

The autopsy ruled Hussle’s death a homicide.

Hussle was shot multiple times in the parking lot at The Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles at about 3:25 p.m. Sunday and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Two other men were also shot.

Hussle, an Eritrean-American whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was raised in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles. His debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Police have not announced any arrests or identified any suspects in the case.

Hussle was a beloved figure both in his neighborhood and the hip-hop community, and his death brought mourning and tributes from politicians, musicians and professional athletes.


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