Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in South Florida, according to report
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. A thirteen year old was also shot and is in critical condition.
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 Broward County-based XXXTentacion, known simply as “X” to his fans, rose from making music in his bedroom to the top of the Billboard albums chart with his most recent album, “?”, which was released earlier this year.
XXXTenatcion had made headlines in recent months for a string of legal problems stemming from a 2016 domestic violence arrest.
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