Nipsey Hussle Album Release Party Erupts in Gunfire
Gunshots brought an end to Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap album release party in Los Angeles on Saturday (Feb. 17).
According to reports, one person was hit in the thigh during the shooting, which took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of World on Wheels, a roller rink that Hussle helped refurbish last year, according to TMZ.
Civilians were reportedly worried about a possible mass shooting, just days away from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, and just months after the massacre that took place during a Las Vegas music festival.
It is unclear what led to the incident. The shooter got away and the person who was shot reportedly refused to cooperate with authorities. Nipsey was not seen after the shooting and it is unknown weather he was on the scene at the time of the incident.
This was one of several Nipsey events in honor of his album’s release, which coincided with NBA All-Star Weekend in L.A. On Thursday (Feb. 15), he debuted the album during a sold-out concert at the Hollywood Palladium, where he was joined by Diddy, Dom Kennedy, and Mozzy, among others.
He went on to hold a scavenger hunt with The Hundreds on Friday (Feb. 16), followed by a star-studded album celebration in West Hollywood, which was attended by Kevin Hart, James Harden, Allen Iverson, Irv Gotti, and more.