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Las Vegas Unsolved Tupac Shakur’s Murder: Search Warrant Will Be Served

Tupac Shakur’s murder in a drive-by shooting in 1996 (Source: PBS News Hour)

Authorities in Nevada revealed that a search warrant had been executed this week about the nearly 30-year-old murder of artist Tupac Shakur, which has long been unsolved.

Tupac Shakur’s murder in a drive-by shooting in 1996 (Source: PBS News Hour)

According to Police Report

In a report published report of  PBS News Hour, one of the most prominent hip-hop artists, Tupac Shakur, was assassinated in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on the evening of September 7, 1996, he was 25 years old at that time. The search warrant was carried out on Monday in the nearby city of Henderson, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. It’s not apparent where they looked or what they were looking for.

Shakur was fatally shot while traveling in a black sedan with Marion “Suge” Knight, the CEO of Death Row Records. After being shot several times, he was transported to the hospital, where he eventually died. According to police, the two were stopped at a red light close to the Las Vegas Strip when gunshots broke out when a white Cadillac came up next to them.

In a brief phone contact, department spokeswoman Aden OcampoGomez stated that due to the ongoing investigation, he was unable to share any additional information regarding the most recent development in the case. There have never been any arrests. According to Las Vegas police, the investigation quickly came to a halt as a result of the witnesses’ reluctance to cooperate.

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Tupac Shakur Reaped Awards During His Time

One of the most well-known and versatile rappers of all time, Tupac Shakur has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and has had five No. 1 albums, including “Me Against the World” in 1995, “All Eyez on Me” in 1996, and “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory” in 1996, which was released under the name Makaveli, “Until the End of Time,” in 2001, and “Loyal to the Game” in 2004.

Snoop Dogg presented him with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. The rapper was awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June of this year. Additionally, he was the subject of museum displays honoring his life, such as “Tupac Shakur.” In 2021, the film “Wake Me When I’m Free” will debut.

Despite just having a five-year professional music career, Shakur amassed 21 Billboard Hot 100 singles, including the top 10 singles “Dear Mama” and “Old School” in 1995, and his most well-known song, “How Do U Want It/California Love” with K-Ci and JoJo. The latter’s song, “All Eyez on Me,” from his final studio album and Death Row Records debut, spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Shakur has sold 33 million albums, or 41 million when counting track sales and streaming equivalents, claims entertainment data company Luminate. The rapper has received 10.1 billion on-demand audio and video streams.

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