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Rapper Tupac Shakur, left, and Death Row Records Chairman Marion Suge Knight, attend a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles on August 15, 1996. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese)

1996: Tupac Shakur

In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur was shot and mortally wounded on the Las Vegas Strip; he died six days later.

19 years unsolved

While in Las Vegas, Nevada, hip hop artist Tupac Shakur was involved in a gang-related incident after attending a boxing match with Suge Knight. The brawl was captured on a hotel surveillance camera and was broken up by security.

Later that evening, as Shakur and his entourage were heading to a club, a car pulled up beside his, rolled down the window, and opened fire.

Shakur was hit four times in the chest, pelvis, right hand and thigh. He died from his injuries six days later of internal bleeding. His mother made the decision to cease medial treatment.

Despite many witnesses that had accompanied Shakur at the time, including Knight, no one admitted to seeing the shooting or the suspect. 

The investigation that followed zeroed in on gang ties, but got little cooperation.




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