In what can only be classified as tragic news, Los Angeles authorities are reporting one gun-related death and multiple injuries occurred during or shortly after the procession of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle on Thursday (April 11).
“Four people were shot in Watts on Thursday evening after the funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle had passed through the neighborhood, the latest in a recent uptick of violence in South Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said three men and one woman were shot near the intersection of 103rd and Main Street. One of the victims later died.”
It is important to note (as of time reported) local authorities do not believe the shootings – which respectively occurred after the 25 mile procession for the slain rapper had left Watts – are in any way connected to Hussle. The principle point is that even during the nationally televised celebration of a life cut short by senseless gun acts there are still people resorting to such unspeakable means to address their conflicts.
The story echoes similar reports from earlier this month where Los Angeles Police Department reported two women were the victims of shootings at a vigil for Nipsey that happened at the same shopping center where the rapper was murdered a day earlier.