At least 19 injured in stampede during Nipsey Hussle's memorial

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 02, 2019, 02:07 PM(IST)

Messages left by fans at a makeshift memorial outside The Marathon clothing store owned by Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle. Photograph:( AFP )

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Almost hundreds of people had gathered outside Hussle's The Marathon Clothing store to pay their tributes to the Grammy-nominated musician, who was gunned down on Sunday in a suspected gang-linked attack that wounded two other people.

At least 19 people were injured in a stampede at a memorial service on Monday for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, the city's fire department said.

Almost hundreds of people had gathered outside Hussle's The Marathon Clothing store to pay their tributes to the Grammy-nominated musician, who was gunned down on Sunday in a suspected gang-linked attack that wounded two other people.

The stampede occurred around 8:00 pm during the service but it is yet not clear what triggered it.

"Reports of shots fired at the vigil do not appear to be accurate. We do have injured in the chaos and are attempting to restore order," the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said on Twitter.

The LAPD said in a statement that there was no evidence of gunshot wounds and that most people sustained injuries. In a separate statement posted on Twitter on Monday, the LAPD identified the suspected shooter as 29-year-old Eric Holder, who is still at large.

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