UPDATE: Reports are now coming in that multiple people were stabbed. New footage of the scene can be viewed below.
Elex Michaelson, co-anchor of FOX Los Angeles News, sent out an initial set of tweets detailing the situation, which alleged that shots had been fired. The LAPD tweeted shortly thereafter claiming the reports of shots being fired “do not appear to be accurate,” but that they “do have injured in the chaos and are attempting to restore order.”
Kevin Takumi, a helicopter reporter, tweeted video of the reported stampede breaking out in real time. “HydePark #NipseyHustle memorial a fight breaks out and people start running,” his tweet reads. “Several injured in the stampede LAFD responding. LAPD asking for backup.” You can watch the video clips below.
NBC’s report notes that “It was not immediately clear if shots were actually fired,” but aerial footage of the scene showed multiple people seeking medical attention and subsequently being treated for injuries.
The LAFD reportedly confirmed that the initial call was for shots being fired. Once they were on the scene, however, they observed a mixture of injuries.
Nipsey, who had released his debut major label album, Victory Lap, last year, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon (March 31). Two others were also shot in the incident, although both victims are reported to be in stable condition at this time.
This story is developing.
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