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Cold case of Tupac's death reopened for investigation

 Tupac Shakur [Courtesy, Pinterest]

Authorities have reopened an investigation into the unsolved 1996 killing of the beloved American rapper Tupac Shakur.

Detectives carried out a search at a home in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas, where the rapper was gunned down nearly thirty years ago.

"LVMPD (Las Vegas metropolitan police department) can confirm a search warrant was served in Henderson, Nevada on July 17, 2023, as part of the ongoing Tupac Shakur homicide investigation," a Las Vegas police statement said, adding that there would be no further comments at the time.

BBC reports: “Las Vegas Police Lt Jason Johansson told the Las Vegas Review Journal that detectives were working on the cold case once more.”

"It's a case that's gone unsolved and hopefully one day we can change that," he said.

 The Guardian reports about the search warrant: "It is unclear what they were looking for and where they were looking.”

The report added: “The department spokesperson Aden OcampoGomez said in a brief phone call that he couldn’t provide further details on the latest development in the case, citing the open investigation.”

The celebrated rapper died on September 13, 1996, six days after a gunman in a white Cadillac shot him four times in the chest. He was just 25 years old.

“A Los Angeles Times investigation determined that uncooperative witnesses and minimal pursuit of gang-related leads resulted in what remains an unsolved homicide case,” according to online encyclopedia Britannica.

Tupac was one of the most prolific artistes of his time, having attained major success during his promising career which was cut short.

IMBD notes: “Shakur sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His double-disc albums All Eyez on Me (1996) and his Greatest Hits (1998) are among the best-selling albums in the United States.”

It adds; “Shakur is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time, and he has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of any genre by many publications, including Rolling Stone, which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”


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