Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Rapper Nipsey Hussle, LAPD Says

In a GQ "Couples Quiz" video uploaded to YouTube last week, the pair revealed that they met for the first time in person at Hussle's clothing store in South Los Angeles.

He had planned to meet with Steve Soboroff, president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, to work on ways to prevent gang violence in his neighborhood, Soboroff said.

"I am completely lost I've lost my best friend My sanctuary My protector My soul...." Mayor Eric Garcetti said Hussle's killing occurred during an upsurge of gun violence that followed significant decreases, and announced plans to deploy an array of resources to roll it back. Soboroff still hopes to have that meeting with Roc Nation and Hussle's family when they're ready.

Late Monday, about 300 people gathered around a candlelight memorial in The Marathon Clothing parking lot, feet from where the rapper was shot, when a person with a gun spurred the mourners to take off in every direction, police said. The two other men survived but the rapper was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The fire department said in a statement that it transported 19 patients, two of them critical and another two with serious injuries.

"It's been a tough few days for Los Angeles", Garcetti said.

Nipsey and Lauren started dating after she tried to get hold of an expensive, limited-release edition of one of Nipsey's mixtapes as a present for her co-stars in TV show The Game.

She shared an Instagram pic of her with her brother on April 2, after he died on March 31 at the age of 33 from gunshot wounds according to The LA County Coroner, with a heartbreaking lengthy caption to accompany the post.

Authorities have said the 33-year-old Hussle was killed by gunshot wounds to the head and torso as he stood outside a clothing store he owns and had meant to use to help turn around his ailing neighborhood.

The plan was part of Hussle's broader ambitions to remake the neighbourhood where he grew up and attempt to break the cycle of gang life that lured him in when he was younger.

Hussle was a respected and beloved artist for a decade in hip-hop inner circles, and broke out with his Grammy-nominated major label debut a year ago.