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Today In Hip-Hop: Tupac Shakur Shot On The Las Vegas Strip

On this day, September 7, in hip-hop history…

Biggie & Tupac

1996: On the night of September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot outside the Las Vegas strip after attending the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand. ‘Pac had been riding in the passenger seat of a BMW sedan driven by Death Row CEO Suge Knight when a white, late-model Cadillac with an unknown amount of passengers pulled up to Knight’s sedan right side, rolled down a window, and rapidly fired gunshots at Shakur. Tupac was struck in the chest, pelvis, his right hand and thigh. After the attack, the assaulting vehicle sped off into the night and ‘Pac was rushed to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. Seven day later, Tupac succumbed to his injuries on September 13, 1996. Suge Knight suffered minor injuries from the attack but survived. In the seventeen years since the shooting, Tupac’s murder remains unsolved.

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