Various local news sources are reporting that there was a stampede at the vigil for late rapper Nipsey Hussle held outside his clothing store in South Central Los Angeles. Hussle was gunned down in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday. Fans and mourners had gathered at his store Marathon to pay their respects to the rapper.
According to a tweet posted by ABC 7’s Veronica Miracle, there was some sort of loud noise that vigil-goers thought may have been a gunshot. It sent many in the crowd running in a frenzy. Amidst the chaos, it appears some of the memorial-goers may have gotten injured.
Another video posted by Miracle shows what appears to be one person laying in the street next to a puddle of blood, being tended to by law enforcement.
According to CBS 2’s Rachel Kim, police are saying six people were stabbed in the melee. They are continuing to try to clear people away from the scene. Broken candles and some shoes were left behind in the chaos. There is no word yet on the source of the sound that caused the panic. Authorities are investigating the reported stabbings. We will give you updates as they come in.
Nipsey Hussle is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music.