South Los Angeles Shooting: One Killed and Three Wounded After Nipsey Hussle Funeral Procession

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People mourn for rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles on April 1. David McNew/Getty Image

Four people were shot, one fatally, in a south Los Angeles neighborhood on Thursday, shortly after a funeral procession for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle had passed through the area.

According to police, the shooting took place at around 6:25 p.m. in Watts, near the intersection of 103rd and Main Street (via The Los Angeles Times).

The victims—three men and a woman—were all taken to hospital, where one succumbed to their injuries. It is unclear how serious the injuries to the other wounded individuals are, CBSLA reported.

The suspects opened fire from a gray Hyundai and subsequently fled the scene in the same vehicle, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said in a tweet.

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Earlier, tens of thousands of people involved in the procession had lined the streets close to the scene of the shooting, but there are currently no indications that the two events were connected in any way. Furthermore, there have been no reports of violence from the procession itself.

"In the midst of this procession we have a multi-4 shooting at 103 St and Main St," Moore said in the tweet. "Victims are 3 Male Blacks and 1 Female Black—ages from 30-50 years old. Tragically one is deceased. Suspects in gray Hyundai fired on the victims. We must stop this senseless violence."

Moore and other prominent members of the L.A. community linked Hussle's death to a recent spike in killings in South Los Angeles.

The Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, was shot multiple times on March 31 in the parking lot of his own Marathon Clothing store. The previous week, 11 people were killed in the city, around half of whom were slain in South L.A., the Times reported.

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On the night of the Hussle killing, Moore tweeted: "Tonight's homicide in South L.A. represents the latest loss in a troubling surge in violence. Since last Sunday 26 victims have been shot & 10 homicides—that's 36 families left picking up the pieces. We will work aggressively with our community to quell this senseless loss of life."

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