Prayers are going up for Nipsey Hussle.
The 33-year-old rapper was gunned down outside of his store, the Marathon Clothing Company, in Los Angeles on Sunday (March 31), TMZ reports. Hussle (real name Ermias Ashedom) was reportedly shot six times, according to eyewitnesses in the area.
Disturbing footage of the graphic incident made rounds on the internet immediately after showing an unresponsive Hussle on the ground while being treated by paramedics. Law enforcement sources have confirmed one of the three men who was shot at the store have been pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. Hussle's condition remains "unknown" at press time.
Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Shot 6 Times In Front Of His Store .. pic.twitter.com/PLizuFGhA2— Hood Starz ⭐️ (@HoodStarzMusic) March 31, 2019
Shortly before the shooting on Sunday afternoon, Hussle sent out a vague tweet regarding "enemies." "Having strong enemies is a blessing," he wrote, as shown below.
Having strong enemies is a blessing.— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Celebrities, including Dwyane Wade, Elle Varner, Joey Fatts, and more reacted to the shocking news with their thoughts and prayers. "God please cover and restore [Nipsey Hussle] right now!!!," NBA star Steph Curry tweeted. Keep reading to see more reactions from the hip hop community ahead.
More on this story as it develops.
God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 2019
My heart just dropped right now. A little choked up. Please God not @NipseyHussle— Stone Cold Shea Jackson (@OsheaJacksonJr) March 31, 2019