The autoposy report for Notorious B.I.G., aka Christopher Wallace, has been revealed more than a decade after his passing in 1997.
The report, released on TMZ, confirms that the Brooklyn rapper was shot four times in a drive-by shooting on Wilshire Blvd. while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban.
According to the report, three of the four shots were not fatal. The first bullet hit in his left forearm and traveled down to his wrist; the second hit him in the back, missing all vital organs, and exited through his left shoulder; and the third hit his outer left thigh and left through his inner thigh. The report says that the third bullet “strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration.”
The fourth bullet was fatal, entering through his right hip and striking several vital organs, before stopping in his left shoulder area. That bullet struck his colon, liver, heart and upper lobe of his left lung.
Wallace was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital where doctors performed an emergency thoracotomy, but were unable to save the slain rapper. He was 24.