Man Killed In Drive-By Shooting At Nipsey Hussle Funeral

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A man has been shot dead and three others left injured after a drive-by shooting during the funeral of the rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles.

Police said they were hit as the funeral procession for the star drove through the streets of Los Angeles which were lined with mourners.

Three men and a woman, aged between 30 and 50, were hit by bullets fired from a vehicle that is now being hunted by cops.

More than 20 thousand people turned out for the funeral of the rapper who was murdered last month.

Celebrities such as Beyonce, Jay Z and Stevie Wonder were all in attendance while a letter from the former President Barack Obama was also read out.

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was a hugely popular figure in the hip-hop world, both for his music and for his unstinting work in trying to improve the lot of his local neighbourhood where he grew up.

His ongoing efforts before his tragic demise had won him the praise of public officials including the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Senator Kamala Harris.