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Nipsey Hussle planned meeting with LAPD to discuss ways to fight gang violence

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Community leaders remember Nipsey Hussle
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Before he was gunned down outside his clothing store Sunday, rapper Nipsey Hussle planned to meet with Los Angeles Police Department officials to discuss ways to fight gang violence in the city. Police commissioner Steve Soboroff said the meeting involved himself, Chief Michel Moore, Nipsey Hussle and his label, Roc Nation. Soboroff said the meeting will continue as planned Monday.

Nipsey Hussle, 33, was killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in a shooting that left two others wounded. His sudden and violent death unleashed an outpouring of grief from celebrities like LeBron James and Rihanna to the bystander on the street who was witness to Nipsey Hussle's efforts to give back, CBS Los Angeles reported. 

Witnesses said a young man approached Nipsey Hussle and two men before firing a number of shots and escaping in a nearby vehicle. Nipsey Hussle was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The other two men who were wounded are expected to be OK. Police have not identified any suspects or a motive.

LAPD tweeted Monday night that they will hold an early Tuesday press briefing at 11:30 a.m. ET to address the "surge in violence in the city" and will provide an update on the Nipsey Hussle investigation.

Nipsey Hussle
Nipsey Hussle performs onstage at Live! Red! Ready! Pre-Show, sponsored by Nissan, at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles, Calif. Getty

A massive crowd of people packed the parking lot in front of Marathon Clothing on Sunday night to mourn the rapper, who was on a mission to give back to his community. 

"For whatever reason this happened, it's a tragedy. There's no win in this. We lost," South Los Angeles resident Dawn Lett said. "This whole area is changing, and with him giving and being a part of it, it made a lot of young people really proud."

Nipsey Hussle found success as an entrepreneur in his hometown. Last year, he opened a STEM center and co-working space called Vector 90 where young people could attend classes. He hoped to help bridge the gap between inner-city kids and Silicon Valley.

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