Rapper XXXTentacion has been shot dead in South Florida, according to TMZ.
The celebrity news site reports that the 20-year-old XXXTentacion, given name Jahseh Onfroy, was shopping for a motorcycle when a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him. Witnesses told police that a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from the rapper’s car.
Authorities would not confirm if the incident was connected to the rapper, but detectives from the Broward Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal shooting that happened just before 4 p.m. at 3671 N. Dixie Highway in Deerfield Beach. Video broadcast on local newscasts show a black BMW at the scene. It is the same vehicle shown in video posted by TMZ.
The shooting victim was taken to Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, a spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said. BSO later said that “the adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.”
Investigators say they are making next-of-kin notification before releasing the name of the victim.
The rapper spent time in jail and on house arrest while awaiting trial for the charges. During this time he appeared in XXL’s 2017 Freshman list and released his first two studio albums, 17 and ?. Both projects charted near the top of the Billboard 200, with 17 reaching number two and ? peaking in March at number one. In May, Spotify temporarily banned the rapper’s songs from its in-house playlists due to a policy change intended to curb the promotion of artists with alleged histories of hateful conduct.
#BreakingNews The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018