FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, rapper Nipsey Hussle watches an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Grammy-nominated and widely respected West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was 33. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, rapper Nipsey Hussle watches an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Grammy-nominated and widely respected West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was 33. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
A Los Angeles Police officer walks past the taped Marathon Clothing store of Rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
A Los Angeles Police officer walks past the taped Marathon Clothing store of Rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Police investigators gather around the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Police investigators gather around the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
People set candles behind police yellow tape next to the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
People set candles behind police yellow tape next to the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Los Angeles Police officers stand on guard on the parking lot of the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Los Angeles Police officers stand on guard on the parking lot of the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Los Angeles Police officers guard the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle after a shooting in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Los Angeles Police officers guard the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle after a shooting in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
A Los Angeles Police officer walks under a yellow tape by the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
A Los Angeles Police officer walks under a yellow tape by the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
People gather across the street of the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
People gather across the street of the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
People gather around the Marathon Clothing Co. store of rapper Nipsey Hussle after a shooting in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
People gather around the Marathon Clothing Co. store of rapper Nipsey Hussle after a shooting in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles — Grammy-nominated and widely respected West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted Sunday.

Police confirmed three men were shot Sunday and one of them killed outside Marathon Clothing, the store Hussle owns. All three men were taken to hospitals, where one of them was declared dead.

People gather near the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)


Police didn't say that 33-year-old Hussle was the person who died. Representatives for the rapper didn't immediately respond to emails seeking confirmation.

Police said the other two men were in stable condition. The gunman fled, and no arrests have been made.

Los Angeles Police PIO Lt. Chris Ramirez briefs the media on a shooting outside the store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)


Garcetti tweeted, "Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle."

Hussle released successful mixtapes and earned a Grammy nomination for his 2018 major-label debut album.

AP