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Notorious B.I.G.

Autopsy Report

Reveals Graphic Details

12/7/2012 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Christopher Wallace
sustained gunshot wounds to his chest, shoulder, leg, forearm and scrotum on the night he was murdered in L.A. back in 1997 ... this according to the never-before-seen autopsy report, just obtained by TMZ.

The report confirms Wallace -- who was listed at 6'1", 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 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.

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.

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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.

During the autopsy, the coroner listed Wallace as "morbidly obese." A toxicology test revealed Wallace had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

Wallace's body was eventually ID'd by his mother and wife.

One last thing ... on one of the pages of the autopsy report, there is a note scribbled under the headline "Other Pertinent Information" which reads: "Decedent may be rap singer."

Wallace was 24.

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341 COMMENTS

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91.

bigfranklittle    

Not sure if he'd be happy to know that no drugs were found in his system

687 days ago
92.

Simone    

Old news, who gives a crap about an autopsy report? No one cares!!!!!

687 days ago
93.

SHUG CAPONE    

THANK YOU TMZ BUT MS. WALLACE NEED TO KNOW WHO KILLED HER SON NOT HOW MANY TIMES HER SON WAS SHOT .GOD BLESS BIG MOTHER , KIDZ ,AND LOVE ONE'S F#%K THE L.A.P.D AND SUG KNIGHT THEY KILLED BIG REPORT THAT ! THE COVER UP ALL THESE YEARS THEY WILL BURN IN HELL R.I.P BIG

687 days ago
94.

Ms Pepsie    

If he was on the passenger seat, how did the bullets enter his body on the Left side if they came through the passenger door? Hmmmmm..... Physics.....

687 days ago
95.

BOBCAT    

3/8 inch laceration o his sac small balls for a biggie

687 days ago
96.

Ya Mon    

. TUPAC=CAPUT

687 days ago
97.

Todd    

Leave it to this dirtbag site to bring this out. Pathetic

687 days ago
98.

nature30    

L.I.P. ur music still lives on i was bumping Life After Death Disc 1 just the other day!!!!

687 days ago
99.

Gretel    

You know these f'ing thugs with their sideways gun stance have to fire four shots to get it right.

687 days ago
100.

blakdirty    

2pac, biggie will live on no matter what black people look in the mirror...don't forget our

687 days ago
101.

gossipgirl86    

I am 26...it's hard to believe that he passed when he was only 24. As a child when he died I did not realize that he was so young....

687 days ago
102.

PetsAreForLifeNotAPhase    

I actually feel some guilt and awkwardness for reading the article.

687 days ago
103.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Just now...okay?

687 days ago
104.

Tupac Shakur    

The notorious P.I.G., done got it, just like all east-coast rappers be gettin it.

687 days ago
105.

Rhonda Wimberly     

It sounds like to me he was shot from both sides, that would make two shooters..

687 days ago
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