The frightening moment hundreds of people fled a parking lot vigil for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle was caught on camera a day after the rap star was gunned down outside his Marathon clothing store in south Los Angeles.
WATCH: The frightening moments as hundreds of people flee the area where a vigil was being held for slain rapper and activist, Nipsey Hussle. Police say they do not believe it was a shooting, but it appears several people have been injured. pic.twitter.com/JO5RgXrCje
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At the time, police denied shots were fired, even though several people were reportedly injured. Now, a week after Nipsey’s murder, TMZ claims cops are on the hunt for the person(s) who tried to commit yet another act of bloody murder as the community was in mourning.
Two people were shot during the evening vigil on April 1. One person was struck in the elbow and another in the lower back/buttocks, TMZ reports. The woman who was shot in the butt says she heard a “loud, rapid succession of gunshots from an unknown direction.”
Investigators are certain the shooter or shooters were out to kill someone, and it may have all been captured on the surveillance video from Marathon or the surrounding businesses located inside the strip mall.
The affidavit notes that there is a “surveillance system [that] captured the events leading up to, and after the attempted murder of unknown Victim.”
After employees at neighboring businesses refused to turn over video equipment, the LAPD asked a judge to intervene and order the seizure of the footage.
“The Marathon store has been involved in numerous investigation where surveillance video has been deleted by staff/management, prior to police arrival,” TMZ writes.
The shots reportedly triggered a stampede and nearly 20 people were injured.
News of Nipsey’s death prompted gang leaders across Los Angeles to march for peace on Friday. The rapper was known for his philanthropy and commitment to giving back to his community.
Eric Holder, the 29-year-old responsible for the rapper’s death, has been charged with the murder. He has pled not guilty. His bond was set at $5 million and he is currently being held in solitary confinement out of fear that other inmates might try to kill him.