Paparazzo killed taking Justin Bieber car pictures

  • A paparazzo has died after being hit by a car while taking pictures of Justin Bieber's sports car.

    According to police, the paparazzo died in hospital on Tuesday evening.

    Police officials confirmed the singer was not in his car at the time of the crash on Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles.

    No charges are likely to be filed against the motorist who hit the photographer, whose identity has not been revealed.

    Bieber's white Ferrari was parked after a traffic stop and the paparazzo was hit as he crossed the road after taking pictures.

    In a statement, Bieber said: "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."

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