Nipsey Hussle Memorial Breaks Out in Chaos Leaving at Least 19 Injured
Police have also now identified a suspect in the rapper's murder
The LAPD has announced that 29-year-old Eric Holder is wanted by police. According to investigators, Holder walked up to Hussle and two other men in the parking lot of the rapper's Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles and fired numerous shots. They then fled in a vehicle driven by an unidentified woman.
Police are now asking for help in locating Holder, who was last seen in a white 2016 Chevy Cruze with the California licence plate 7RJD742. You can see a photo of the suspect below.
Eric Holder is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle. He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100 pic.twitter.com/3pX4fbezDs— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 2, 2019
According to the NBC, at least 19 people were injured at the memorial and taken to hospital when mourners tried to flee the scene. Two were reported to be in critical condition, including one who had been struck by a vehicle. Two other people were reported to be in serious condition, while another was stabbed.
Loud noises were heard, prompting many of those gathered to evacuate the area, though it's unclear what caused the commotion. Los Angeles police have since ruled initial reports of gunshots to be inaccurate.
Our people are onscene making every effort 2 protect everyone in attendance at the Nipsey Hussle vigil.— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) April 2, 2019
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.
Majority of the injuries, however, were less severe, with official treating a variety of trample-related injuries.
Informally initial report by LA Fire identifying 12 treated at scene, one transported. No clear nature of that injury. Many treated on scene for sprained ankles.— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) April 2, 2019
As previously reported, Hussle was shot dead in front of his store on Sunday (March 31). He was 33.
This story was last updated on April 2 at 12 p.m. EDT.