UPDATED March 31, 8:15 p.m. ET:
Nipsey Hussle has been pronounced dead after being shot. He was 33.
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TMZ is reporting that Nipsey Hussle was shot outside of his store, Marathon Clothing Company, in Hyde Park neighborhood in Los Angeles. Eyewitnesses in the area claim to have heard multiple shots fired.
Law enforcement officials have informed TMZ that three people were shot at Nipsey's store with one of them passing away at the hospital. No word yet on the status of Nipsey. After the shooting, one person reportedly fled in a vehicle. Complex has reached out to a rep for Atlantic Records.
People in the hip-hop community have already responded to the news on Twitter.
Despite his rumored affiliations to the Crips, Nipsey has never been opposed to working with artists like The Game and YG, who have ties to rival gang Bloods. He was a living testament that you should never judge a book by its cover. Nipsey was constantly working to use his fame and money to better his community.
With the 2 Big 2 Fail foundation, Nipsey created a 5,000 square foot science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) compound for the local youth that he envisioned would serve as "a bridge between silicon valley and the inner city." He also served as founding partner of the Our Opportunity coalition which would help launch franchises, such as his Marathon Clothing stores.