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The autopsy report for the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. was revealed this week for the first time since 1997 and in it are described details about the rapper's murder.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Dec 07, 2012 02:02 PM EST
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The autopsy report for the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. was revealed this week for the first time since 1997 and in it are described details about the rapper's murder.

It offers grisly details of the injuries the "Ready To Die" rapper sustained when he was shot four times in Los Angeles while sitting in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban on March 9, 1997.

According to the report obtained by TMZ, B.I.G., who's real name is Christopher Wallace, was struck a total of four times in the chest, shoulder, leg and forearm. The most shocking revelation to emerge from the the autopsy is that three of the four shots were not fatal.

The first gunshot hit his left forearm, and the second hit him in the back and missed all of his vital organs, and exited his left shoulder. The third hit his outer left thigh and went through his inner thigh but not before it struck "the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration."

The fourth and final bullet was the one that ultimately killed the Brooklyn native - it entered his right hip and hit several vital organs. The bullet struck his colon, liver, heart and left lung.

B.I.G was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital immediately after the shooting for emergency surgery, but doctors were unable to save him. The autopsy listed the 24-year-old as "morbidly obese" with a height and weight at the time of death of 6-foot-1-inches and 395 lbs. He did not have any alcohol or drugs in his system.

It was alleged that B.I.G. was shot and killed by Los Angeles gang members to avenge the death of the later rapper Tupac Shakur. 

An Oakland native, Shakur was shot and robbed in a Manhattan recording studio in November of 1994 in what he called a set-up that involved Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Wallace. He did not die from the shooting and afterwards he joined Death Row Records. The company had an "East Coast-West Coast" feud with B.I.G.'s Bad Boy Records, which was founded by Combs. 

Shakur died in September of 1997, six months prior to B.I.G's, from complications of gunshot wounds sustained in Las Vegas. His shooter came forward this year. B.I.G.'s shooter, however, has never been found.

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