A vigil in Los Angeles for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle erupted in chaos Monday night when hundreds attending the memorial suddenly stampeded, causing multiple injuries, police reported.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed several injuries from the stampede Monday at a vigil in front of Hussle’s store in South Los Angeles, where the 33-year-old was killed in a shooting Sunday.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said firefighters found one person critically wounded Monday after receiving a report of a possible shooting or stabbing, according to The Associated Press.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Josh Rubenstein told CBS affiliate KCAL-TV that any reports of shots fired or stabbings at the Monday vigil were unconfirmed. Police Chief Michel Moore confirmed the fire department’s report of 12 injuries treated at the scene with one person taken to a hospital. Rubenstein said the injuries were “relatively minor.”
Hundreds had gathered at the vigil to remember Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Asghedom. The Grammy-nominated rapper was fatally shot Sunday in the parking lot outside his Marathon Clothing store. He was known for giving back to his community in South L.A.
Police had not apprehended the gunman as of Monday night.
This article has been updated with official reports on injuries.