Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore blames social media for the alarming spike in gun-related deaths in Los Angeles. Moore said 36 people were shot in a "troubling surge" since last Sunday. 10 victims died including beloved West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Nipsey, 33, was shot multiple times and died outside his clothing store on Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard on Sunday.

Police say his murder may have been part of a gang initiation. The shooter is probably associated with a gang, a police source told the LA Times.

Nipsey, who was born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was a devout member of the Rolling 60s Crips street gang, according to his Facebook page.

"Tonight's homicide in South LA represents the latest loss in a troubling surge in violence," Moore tweeted on Monday. "Since last Sunday 26 victims have been shot & 10 homicides - that's 36 families left picking up the pieces. We will work aggressively with our community to quell this senseless loss of life," he wrote.

On Monday, Moore spoke in Watts and expressed his concern that social media is driving the violence in South Central Los Angeles.

"We see social media driving violence. I'll just say it," he said. "It allows an attitude of disrespect and it gets settled on the street. The stuff that is going out is costing people their lives."

Moore and LA Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff had planned to meet with Nipsey and entertainment company Roc Nation on Monday to discuss "ways he could help stop gang violence."

The meeting will go on, Soboroff said on Monday. "Many of us will join together to stop whatever caused your, and so many other tragic unnecessary killings," he said of Nipsey’s murder.

The gunman is still at large.

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

  • WinterIsComing

    I believe it.

  • joel adams

    Auntie. Hey boo!

  • Shamwow

    Sm is also desensitizing people shame that people thought it was okay to show them working on nipsey. People film all kinds of off the wall stuff, commentary, behavior everything is in the Pitts.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    damn .... I can not!!!!! Been off social media .... no more than on here ...... this is heartbreaking for the families friends etc .... anyone triggered by this ... Please know Hold yo Faith !!!!!!!!!!! There is help ..... but it starts with you (ourselves individually) ..... Much love to anyone affected by this and that includes this blog etc ..... I'm out .... dis tew merch chile !!!! Peace !!!!

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    I do agree because everyone is voicing there opinion and fighting on social media and then the buy guy comes and see about you......this sh-- is crazy than ever and it has to stop...don't make a drop of sense like for real.

  • JustMyThoughts

    I’m currently on a mini FB break Only posting a scripture a day

  • Truth7981

    Social media is the gateway to hell. When I tell people I don't have social media their eyes start jumping. It's not necessary. I learned my lesson. My ex had pics of us on his page. Hell, his profile pic was of me. He still cheated, met her on Facebook. Something about that changed my outlook on that. None of my children have it either. My 14 yr old knows better than to ask. People who are allowing their kid's unlimited access to social media and phones will eventually realize BIG mistake! I also take up all phones at 8p. Matter a fact I have apps on their phones that disable them at 8p. I am going to control what I can in my home. The outside world is messed up. Now do I believe there may be accounts hidden I don't know about? Absolutely. But what I can control I do.

  • Yup, I said it

    I believe it. Social media is a hater and stalkers dream. They can stalk you without you ever knowing from the privacy of their phone. All the while seething with hatred and jealousy. Studies show that the people who are on fb the most tend to be depressed. If you don't have anything better to do than look at other peoples weddings and vacations to Fiji, while your sitting at home, of course their depressed.

  • Mark mcharm

    Does anyone go outside anymore everyone is on instagram , YouTube and Facebook saying how much they hate everyone .?

  • Pamela

    Left FB 4 years ago. Couldn't handle the fuckery. Ever since, my bp numbers are back to normal

  • Yup, I said it

    Good for you. People who don't closely monitor their kids social media are proverbial " throwing their kids out to the wolves." Social media has these kids commuting suicide, devil worshiping, prostituting and all kinds of foolishness

  • NuBeauty

    Social Media/ The Internet....The Blessing and The Curse.

  • Yup, I said it

    They cant even be bother to look both ways while crossing the street because they're too busy talking shit on fb.

  • Mielle Downey

    I agree with them on this. People have no filter and internet gangsters are on the rise. I was house sitting one week for a friend and at the same time she was broadcasting on Facebook that she was out of the country. Why she didn't just say come rob me is puzzling?what a dummy .

  • Truth7981

    Oh, I am not done. My friend who is an attorney said straight up attorneys hope defendants are on social media. People can't control themselves. Hell, my friend lost custody of her kid because over a 5 year period she changed her status when she was dating someone. I promise her ex-attorney said that she wasn't stable and allowing multiple men around her 6yr old! Also because she had pics of her at the club it was said she was an alcoholic. No joke! She now paying her ex child support.

  • Ni Ni

    Wow! I see how it make an easier case.

  • Bossy704

    I had a hater that was stalking my social media - probably still does. They wanted to fight me. They can't. When I speak to them I can see the seething. It makes me laugh now but when they was flexing on me I was scared.

  • Li-Wright

    Get off of social media.

  • Yup, I said it

    Anybody that has the spirit of jealousy on them may also have the spirit of murder. When I see a bad minded jealous type person I avoid them. They will steal you house, money, your husband, your wife, your childre and your life. Jealousy and coventing are not rational emotions. How you gonna be made and wants want somebody else's blessing?

  • Truth7981

    Yep, let's take it a step further. If your child is watching porn and exchanging pics who is responsible? THE PARENT. The phone is registered in their name. I went to a social media workshop at my son's school. Cops spoke about it. Hell even gave the advice to put your kid's phone in their name because kids are getting parents arrested over that mess!

  • Curtis

    Internet is a great source of information. I really don't understand why some kids do poorly in school when all information is on their phones but they better be on social media. How to solve math problems is well explained in yt videos but many can't solve simple equations. I don't have any social media, had to give up fb when my son was 13 and had alot of homework and needed help and tutoring. I might join again when he goes to college.

  • Mielle Downey

    I see Shaun Talcom race pimp is not calling for a protest in the hood for black lives matters because it would shorten hi pos life. Do black lives matter or is this BLM thing just a hustle for the race baiter? Stop using the cave dwellers as an excuse when the real enemy is living right next door and is kin folk.

  • WinterIsComing

    “Social media is the gateway to hell” ????? true statement!

  • Roderick2011

    Then you have people in the gym who vegg on machines between sets because they are texting their significant other....*sigh*

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "Anybody that has the spirit of jealousy on them may also have the spirit of murder."
    you said a mouthful!!!!!!!!
    jealousy is cruel as the grave! (yes, i know i said it last night, but it bears repeating. don't entertain folks who have a jealous spirit. they mean you no good.)

  • NewNew

    I quit going on 2 years now. Realized i was caring too much about what people "liked". Now I wonder why i ever got caught up in it all. Nothing but spies and haters on there

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow. be careful (not fearful, but be vigilant), smh

  • T Willis

    Just stop. #BLM is about the police department not valuing black lives. If you’re this upset about the loss of black life then log off SR and get involved in your local hoods.

  • Parent

    I'm only on twitter but do not post any personal info. Social Media allows everyone access to you. Not my cup of tea. To each their own but it's not my thing.

  • Navybeans95

    I have no social media and all this stupid shit is the reason...

  • chan chan

    I agree social media does incite more violence, it also help the police, FEDS, and CIA do their job easily.

  • OvertheMississippi

    So true! Costing ppl their educations, families, sanity!!

  • OvertheMississippi

    They’d rather use it to cheat rather than research and learn. Copy sh1t and paste and cant even read it to you.

  • Naomi

    That is the WORST! I'm always quick in the gym because I'm not on my phone but 60 seconds per rep lol

  • Navybeans95

    All thisss .... (aint gone happn) but step away from sm ..and write a letter ...make a phone call...go visit your loved ones ...learn about privacy...stop doing stupid shit for "likes"....and leaving a map for these crazy stalkers and thieves...

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Say That !!!!

  • Mielle Downey

    Well it seems the local hood rat is responsible for more back lives being lost than the cops. Statistics actually backs up this claim and BLM is just a distraction while black people kill themselves. DO you really think Shaun Cave dweller King cares about black lives?If you say yes than you need more help then I can give.
    90.1 percent of black victims of homicide were killed by other blacks

  • WhoKnew

    Very true. I was telling someone just last night that SM has gotten out of control and is costing people their lives, marriages, finances, etc.

  • WhoKnew

    Me too and me 3. I have none.

  • WhoKnew

    Nerp. Not ta day and not ta morrow.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    Social media will be the downfall of civilization. Too many ppl rely on social media for validation. If they shut down Facebook today there will be so many ppl who need psychiatric help. It’s rule so many ppl lives for real!

  • lovelygamour

    too many drug addict parents. i hate social media but if the parents werent heroin addicts they wouldve been able to consil there children better. .just like the game driving around last night trying to fan the gang fires,

    i am just tired of stupid people having kids. there are whole families of losers. go get a trade.

  • Logan Roberts

    Social media is a blessing & a curse. I'm always in awe how folks tell their business all willy nilly. Like damn leave some mystery.

  • Scromes1212

    Social media is dangerous but it's not going anywhere smh .Hopefully Nipseys death will be a wake up call. This can be a teachable moment on gang violence.

  • Truth7981

    When I did have social media that depressed me. Call me a hater if you want but that's not my life. And yes I wish it was. So i logged off. Best decision of my life.

  • Truth7981

    Proved my point. You won bossy! NOT!

  • Truth7981

    When i tell you i loathe social media. My party was on a party bus a while ago. I made it a point to have people check their phones before entering. I had one designated person as the call to for the night. So we gave our kids, and spouses her number said if you need to reach out call her. She was my older hip aunt who doesn't drink. Listen we got so bust down. I mean down right awful! Every single person said we partied like 1997 before all the camera phones. Seems a bit extreme..i know. But damned if i need any of my children seeing me on you tube twerking on a pole.

  • Look@m3

    So sad....but so true!

  • Angelique Wiliams

    #BLACKlivesMATTER! So saaaaad! ??May his family somehow eventually find peace.?? Foolishness...and not only did the trifling shooter commit an “overkill”...he kicked him in the head afterward.?

  • Rhondalousey

    Social media didnt take Nipsey's life. The coward that did this was asked to leave by hustle after calling him a snitch and just like a biitch, he came back because he felt so called disrespected . They already know who did it.

  • Rhondalousey

    Oh hell no.

  • more

    Math is a difficult subject and not everything can be learned on social media

  • Slim Goodie

    If I wasn't a digital marketer, I wouldn't have one either butttt because I have to stay abreast just to keep up and understand how the tech functions/operates, I do but keep it real min. I feel you on that though!

  • Banka

    Yeah I deleted Fakebook a long time ago...

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Jen San tryong to get traffic to his page ?????This world is messed up! It’s
    Shameful you would use someone death as a means to get more followers or drive traffic to your struggling page. Ppl care more about likes and fillers than they do a
    Human life

  • HelloToni

    Is he the actual shooter??

  • HelloToni

    Thank you for sharing that information.

  • TheWildChild

    Exactly... First thing came to mind, who is this "unknown" trying to make a come up .... Just ruthless.

  • TheWildChild

    Don't think so.... kinda look like him tho... Just some ignorant azz trying to get page traffic.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn....I canna on this today....

  • Wile E. Coli

    It wasn't 'social media; it was thug life and animals.

    Look at what happened at that memorial. For cryin' out loud.

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  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    They ALREADY know who did it...and he is STILL at large? When are black people going to understand that the law doesn't work in their favor....only against them.

  • YellowSauce

    Social media is definitely the mark of the beast ... People talk crazier than they ever have to each other and have access to more people than ever and you get more embarrassed because you are exposed to MORE people and people just done't take L's to the chin anymore the way they used to ....Life is definitely more dangerous than ever ESPECIALLY for popular and famous people

  • Tbone

    I ditched social also because if it wasn't about ....praise the lawd, it was about Allah. "Personally " it got depressing . If anyone has to "prove" who or what they believe in ...the conversation ends there , for real. I converse to soundboard , to find out what how folks are thinking...even though it neither either turns my perception into that of the puppets. In the end social media is where we are being held back from jobs lenders institutions and almost all other companies...and take note ,once you give up your zip code , it's hook line and gotten. Ijs ?

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