Rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to US law enforcement.
The 33-year-old was standing outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, when the incident occurred.
Two other men are in a serious condition after the attack, while the gunman remains at large.
Further information has yet to be released by officials.
The dad-of-two had made a huge name for himself on the LA rap scene and was nominated at the Grammy awards earlier this year.
He is survived by his longterm girlfriend Lauren London, and their two-year-old child.
The rapper, whose real name is Ermias Ashgedom, had another child by a previous relationship.
In a 2010 interview with Complex magazine, Ermias admitted that he had ties with The Crips, a notorious gang in Los Angeles.
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