Coroner: Nipsey Hussle Died From Gunshot Wounds to Head and Torso

Nipsey Hussle (Credit: Shutterstock)

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner issued a preliminary autopsy report Monday on slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, whose birth name was Ermias Asghedom, saying the hip-hop star died from multiple gunshot wounds.

“Today, an autopsy was performed, and it was determined Asghedom died from gunshot wounds of the head and torso,” the coroner’s office said in a statement. The manner of death was listed as homicide.

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The 33-year-old rapper and two other men were gunned down Sunday in the 3400 block of West Slauson Ave. in South Los Angeles.

“Paramedics were called and Asghedom was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.,” the coroner’s office said. The two other men sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Los Angeles police are reportedly making progress in the case and zeroing in on a suspect the rapper may have known.

No arrests had been made in the case as of Monday afternoon.