Tupac was murdered on September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas.
Tupac and Suge Knight — the founder of Death Row Records — were driving to a party around 11:15 p.m., after watching a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas. When they stopped their black BMW at a red light waiting for it to change, a white Cadillac pulled up next to them. Fourteen shots were fired, six of them hitting Tupac, who was in the passenger’s seat. One shot punctured his lung. Tupac died six days later, at only 25 years old.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told Business Insider of Tupac's murder in a statement, "The case is still open and under investigation. At this time, we have no additional updates to provide."