In what should really have been a peaceful gathering to honor the life and legacy of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, points took a poor turn when rumors of gunshots in the crowd sparked a stampede. In the finish, more than a dozen individuals have been injured in the aftermath of the vigil and stampede.
NBC Los Angeles reports:
A crowd that had gathered to mourn Hussle outdoors his shop in Los Angeles’ Hyde Park region rushed to get out of the region immediately after a fight and a report of gunfire. The stampede left 19 individuals hospitalized.
At least 1 particular person was stabbed at the vigil, law enforcement sources told NBC News. The Los Angeles Fire Division stated 19 individuals have been taken to hospitals, with two of them in crucial situation, two in really serious situation and 15 viewed as to be non-life threatening.
Firefighters initially stated the division was responding to reports of shots fired at about eight:30 p.m. The Los Angeles Police Division stated that reports of the shots fired have been inaccurate a quick time later.
Witnesses on the ground back up the police statements that there have been no shots on the ground. There was a report of a man becoming stabbed but that hasn’t been confirmed.
Later, LAPD Chief Michael Moore tweeted that 13 individuals have been injured, with 12 obtaining treated onsite, which goes against other widespread reports.