Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Tuesday, 19 Jun, 2018

TMZ reported that as the rising hip-hop star was leaving a motorcycle dealer, someone started firing shots at his auto.

The controversial artist, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was killed as he left a motorcycle dealership in South Florida. The rapper was rushed to a hospital but his condition isn't known, according to TMZ.

Complex reached out to Riva Motorsports, where X was shopping, and an employee confirmed "there was an incident" at the location, but did not specify what took place.

Eyewitnesses told the publication that they heard multiple shots fired, after which the rapper "appeared lifeless with no pulse".

The 20-year-old Florida rapper XXXTentacion has been shot in Miami, TMZ reports.

Video from CBSMiami News Chopper 4 showed a newer model dark BMW at the scene of the shooting. "An adult male victim was transported to an area hospital".

According to emergency dispatch audio obtained by The Blast, officials believe the shooting was a possible drive-by after witnesses reported hearing several gunshots.

Miami Dade Corrections confirm Onfroy was no longer under house arrest as of March 21.

U.S. rapper XXXTentacion, who topped the charts as he faced domestic violence charges, has been killed aged 20.

His debut album, 2017's 17, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and his follow-up in March, ?

He was also awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend, and he was facing more than a dozen felony charges within the same case.