On Monday night, a massive crowd gathered on the streets of south Los Angeles for a memorial to the rapper, which ended abruptly when multiple people were trampled and police — armed with riot gear and batons — began forming containment lines.
One police officer was also injured, police spokeswoman Meghan Aguilar said during a news briefing.
At one point, there was “mass panic and chaos” in the area, with about 300 people running from the location at once, she said. It is unclear what, if anything, caused the stampede.
The Los Angeles Fire Department transported 19 patients, a majority of them with “trample injuries,” the fire department said.
On the CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS live signal, some people were seen carrying others who appeared to be injured, as emergency officials worked on people on the ground.
Of the patients transported by the fire department, two had critical injuries and two had serious injuries. The others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the fire department said. One person was injured in a collision with a car, the fire department said.
There were no gunshot wounds to any of the injured, the LAPD told CNN.
Aguilar said rocks and bottles were thrown at officers as the area was being cleared. At least one person has been detained for disorderly conduct, she said.
Early today, the LAPD announced a suspect was named in the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle, Eric Holder, 29, who is currently wanted for homicide.
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