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1 dead, 4 injured in shooting near Nipsey Hussle funeral procession route

A shooting killed one person and wounded three others in Los Angeles near the funeral procession route for late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Police said, however, there was no indication the Thursday night shooting was connected to the procession.

Gunfire broke out around 6:25 p.m., just a few blocks away from a section of the 25-mile procession route, police said. The procession drew large crowds of people who lingered well into the night. The Los Angeles Times reported that the shooting occurred in the Watts neighborhood after the procession passed through the area.

The victims were three black males and one black female, whose ages ranged from 30-50 years old, Chief Michel Moore tweeted Thursday evening. "We must stop this senseless violence," he said.

South Los Angeles has seen an uptick in shootings. The Times reported that there were 11 people killed in the weeks leading up to Nipsey Hussle's death.   

Nipsey Hussle Memorial
People gather outside The Marathon Clothing store to watch a funeral procession of rapper Nipsey Hussle, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Jae C. Hong / AP

Nipsey Hussle's family and friends honored the late rapper by hosting a "Celebration of Life" memorial service at Staples Center. Multiple speakers and performers had a hand in memorializing the Grammy-nominated musician, who was killed in March at age 33.

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