Rapper Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G was shot four times, and was injured fatally by the 4th bullet, according to a recently released autopsy report.
The report confirms Wallace – who was listed at 61, 395 lbs – was struck a total of 4 times in a drive-by shooting on Wilshire Blvd while the 24-year-old rapper sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban.
According to the report, 3 of the shots were NOT fatal.
* Gunshot #1 struck Wallace in the left forearm and travelled down to his wrist.
* Gunshot #2 struck Wallace in the back, missed all vital organs, and exited through his left shoulder.
* Gunshot #3 struck Wallace on his outer left thigh and exited through his inner left thigh.
The reports says
after Gunshot #3 exited the thigh, the projectile strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration.
The fatal bullet was Gunshot #4 which entered Wallace’s body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs – before coming to rest in his left shoulder area.
According to the report, the bullet perforated Wallace’s colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung.
Immediately after the shooting Wallace was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital – where doctors performed an emergency thoracotomy – but it was too late. Wallace was pronounced dead at 1:15 AM.
According to the report, all 4 of the gunshots traveled through the Suburban passenger door before striking Wallace. Two of the bullets were found on the gurney that transported Wallace to the hospital. Another bullet was discovered at the hospital when the body was turned over after doctors had pronounced him dead.
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