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18th Jun 2018

BREAKING: Rapper XXXTentacion pronounced dead after shooting in Florida

Kyle Picknell

The incident occurred in broad daylight.

Florida rapper XXXTentacion has been shot and killed whilst shopping for luxury cars TMZ have reported. He has been pronounced dead by Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

Eye witnesses heard several gunshots before the songwriter, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was rushed to hospital by paramedics on the scene. Audio dispatch has since revealed he was transported as a ‘Level 1’ trauma patient.

It was initially believed that a lone gunman ran up to the musician’s vehicle and shot him as he was about to leave the dealership in south Florida. However, reports now indicate that it may have been a drive-by shooting, with the shooters leaving in a black Dodge journey.

The rapper has had a troubled past and was one of the artists – along with R.Kelly – to have his music taken off the streaming service Spotify before Kendrick Lamar intervened.

Onfroy has had a number of legal issues in the past including robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and more recently aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend. He was awaiting trial for the last charge at the time of his death.

He has also been involved in a number of feuds with other rappers, most famously with Drake and the group Migos.

The 20-year-old originally gained popularity on music platform SoundCloud before releasing the studio albums 17 and ?.