Rapper XXXTentacion is shot to death in a Florida shooting

Rapper XXXTentacion (born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy), who rose to fame with two of his bestselling albums, was shot to death on Monday afternoon. He was 20 years old. PEOPLE confirms that an armed suspect shot him while the rapper was leaving from a motorcycle dealership in the south of Florida.

Rapper XXXTentacion is shot to death in a Florida shooting

The investigators believe that XXXTentacion was killed as a ‘possible robbery’, the outlet confirms further. As per the information from the Broward County Sherrif’s Office, the shooting was reported at 3:57 pm at a Deerfield Beach motorsports shop.

Two armed suspects approached him while the rapper was leaving the dealer shop and at least one of the suspect shot While the rapper was leaving the dealer shop, said the sheriff’s officials. Later the suspects fled from the spot in a dark colour SUV.

XXXTentacion immediately rushed to the hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead, as per the sheriff’s office. According to the police dispatch, audio obtained by the outlet TMZ, a witness at the scene said that someone in a black SUV fired on someone sitting in a black colour BMW. Moreover, an onlooker of the crime scene also uploaded a video of a man, who looks similar to XXXTentacion, sitting in the front seat of a car in a motionless state as someone is checking his pulse.

The police are probing into the matter currently.

Notable, XXXTentacion was described as one of the most controversial rap artists in the industry and was having a rough time facing charges of domestic violence. XXXTentacion was already popular for uploading songs to the site SoundCloud. He later released his debut album ‘17’ which reached number 2 spot in the Billboard 200 album in September 2017 while his latest album ‘?’, Released in March, peaked at number 1 position in the same chart. The young rapper had many fans and followers on his social media handles.

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