It’s never easy to report on murder related news when it comes to hip-hop’s fallen soldiers. But at times, these things help brings closure to questions and frustrating mysteries around those cases. For fans, friends, family and supporters of The Notorious B.I.G. his autopsy report was made public by TMZ. With as much respect to his family as possible, here are a few facts about Biggies’ passing.

According to the report, 3 of the shots were NOT fatal.

— Gunshot #1 struck Wallace in the left forearm and traveled 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.

More details can be found after the jump…

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.

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