On Monday afternoon, rapper XXXTentacion was shot outside a motorcycle dealership in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to investigators, the incident is a possible robbery case.
Moreover, according to Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting was reported at 3:35 pm at a motorsports shop in Deerfield Beach.
XXXTentacion, a.k.a. Jahseh Onfroy, was leaving the dealer and on the way out encountered two armed suspects. One of them have been reported to have fired at him, and the officials also revealed that after shooting, they fled away in an SUV.
Furthermore, the incident was reported to the sheriff only after one and a half hour later and the rapper was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
TMZ even got their hands on an audio, where one of the witnesses revealed that a person in black Dodge SUV fired at a person in a black BMW.
Likewise, a video has also gone viral on the internet which shows a man who looks like XXXTentacion lying in front of a vehicle while someone checked his pulses.
Many fellow rappers like Kanye West and celebs have gone on to Twitter to share their condolences.
rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
Kanye West wrote on Twitter:
rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing
Really sad Rip xxx.. so sad to lose good artist.
— T-Raww (@Tyga) June 18, 2018
Tyga and Jidenna also hopped on to Twitter to share their views and thoughts.
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) June 18, 2018
XXXTentacion has been in the spotlight for some time now after making his debut in 2017. The 20-year-old is one of the well-known rappers in the nation but also has had some run-in with the law. Once he was accused of being abusive.
The rapper was supposed to face trial on multiple charges which are related to assaulting a pregnant woman.
Nonetheless, the investigation behind his death is still on, and people with information regarding the shooting are urged to contact the detectives on the case John Curcio or Walt Foster.