Call to End Gun Violence Following Rapper’s Death

Nipsey Hussle Remembered at Stop Gun Violence Rally

By David Greene

BRONX- Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. was among a group stating stop gun violence following the shocking murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle. 

Diaz was among hundreds who marched down the Grand Concourse during the “Kings Stop Killing Kings” anti-violence march and rally on Sunday.

The march was inspired by the recent death of rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle.

Hundreds came out to march against violence along the Grand Concourse.–Photo by David Greene

“This is an issue that’s personal to me because gun violence has touched my own community and has ruined the lives of young men I knew from my neighborhood,” said Diaz. 


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“It’s up to us as a community to disavow violence and come together in peace. The tragic death of Nipsey Hussle inspired this march but we need to keep that momentum strong. I thank the organizers for bringing hundreds of people out for this cause,” Diaz said.

A large crowd including Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. (center right) march to the Bronx Supreme Court on Sunday.–Photo by David Greene

Police reported no injuries or arrests, but an hour after the march began, one man was reported shot at West 183 Street and Davidson Avenue. 

The unidentified victim was expected to recover. It is unknown if the shooting was related in anyway to the march.




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