HYDE PARK (CBSLA) – More than a dozen people were injured Monday night when a crowd of hundreds of mourners who amassed in front of The Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles to pay their respects to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle stampeded from the area, police said.
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The peaceful vigil turned chaotic near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue when people began scattering across the packed parking lot. Mourners had gathered since the Grammy-nominated rapper was shot and killed Sunday afternoon.READ MORE: Belmont Neighborhood Search For Aggressive Mountain Lion
Sky9 was over the scene as fans brought candles, flowers, posters and items of clothing to pay their respects to the 33-year-old rapper around 8 p.m. Monday.READ MORE: Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson Lead Warriors Past Pistons, 102-86
Initially, authorities said at least six people were stabbed and multiple people were trampled in the stampede.
At least two people, including one who was struck by a vehicle, were critically injured and taken to an area hospital, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. “The majority of injuries were related to ‘trample injuries’ sustained when the crowd rushed out,” fire officials said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Friends, Loved Ones Remember Michelle Go, Killed In NY Subway Attack At San Francisco Chinatown Vigil