Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Miami, Florida, on Monday afternoon in what police believe was a ‘possible robbery.’
The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being rushed there in a ‘comatose’ condition by paramedics, TMZ reported.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed his death, tweeting: ‘The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion.’
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RIP: Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Miami, Florida, on Monday afternoon in what’s believed to have been a ‘possible robbery’ as he left a motorcycle dealership
According to TMZ, XXX was shot as he left a motorcycle dealership where he’d been checking out new rides.
The website said there were two male suspects wearing hoodies who left the scene in a black Dodge Journey with dark tint and black wheels.
‘Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired,’ a source told the website.
Video taken right after the shooting was circulating on social media Monday, including images of the shot rapper slumped behind the wheel of his car.
In the clip, someone can be seen feeling for a pulse as XXXTentacious appears unconscious.
Graphic: Video taken right after the shooting circulated on social media Monday, including images of the shot rapper slumped behind the wheel of his car and someone feeling for a pulse
911 emergency: The video captures the scene as law enforcement arrives
They also claim the suspects took a Louis Vuitton bag from the rapper’s vehicle.
Local law enforcement have appealed for anyone with any information to contact homicide detectives.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office has tweeted that a $3,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
NBC6 in Miami showed video from the scene with law enforcement gathering evidence from the rapper’s black BMW sports car in which he’d been sitting when he was shot
Breaking news: NBC6 in Miami showed video from the scene with law enforcement gathering evidence from the rapper’s black BMW sports car in which he’d been sitting when he was shot
Crime scene: The car was stopped in the driveway to a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield
Murder investigation: XXXTentacion had been rushed to hospital by paramedics but was later pronounced dead
Gunned down: Broward Co. Sheriff’s Department confirmed the 20-year-old’s death. Witnesses report suspects took a Louis Vuitton bag from the rapper’s car before fleeing
‘Witnesses heard multiple shots’: It’s reported there were two male suspects wearing hoodies and driving a black Dodge Journey SUV
Paid tribute: Kanye West was quick to take to social media to express his sorrow at the rappers death, tweeting that XXX had been an inspiration to him
Kanye West quickly took to social media to express his sorrow at the loss of the young rapper.
He tweeted a photo of XXX and wrote: ‘rest in peace. I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.’
Blink 182’s Travis Barker tweeted: ‘I’m at a loss for words… speechless #RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist, one of the most f***ing talented of our time.’
Hip-hop artist and record producer J. Cole wrote: ‘This got me f***ed up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.’
‘Thanks for inspiring me,’ Diplo said simply, alongside a photo with the rapper.
Miley Cyrus just tweeted the cover to the artist’s track Before I Close My Eyes.
‘At a loss for words’: Blink 182’s Travis Barker described himself as ‘speechless’ at the news of XXXTentacion’s death
Sad: Hip-hop artist and record producer J. Cole tweeted the young rapper had ‘enormous talent and limitless potential’
Will be missed: Diplo thanked him for being an inspiration
Pronounced dead: Dispatch audio previously revealed XXXTentacion was ‘comatose’ and classified as a ‘Level 1 trauma patient’ when rushed to the hospital
As news of his death went viral, fans took to social media to share a video XXXTentacion had previously posted to Instagram Live in which he spoke about what he hoped his legacy would be.
In the undated clip, he is seen speaking into his phone as he drives along, reflecting: ‘If worse thing comes to worst, and I f***ing die or some s*** and I’m not able to see out my dreams, I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive and to at least have a good life.’
‘If I’m going to die or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least five million kids happy or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life regardless of the negative around my name, regardless of the bad things people say to me,’ he said in the undated video.
He concluded: ‘Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul, let your soul find your body. Your mind is limitless. You are worth more than you can believe. All you have to do is dream and all you have to do is want to fulfill that dream and have the strength.’
2017 mugshot: The Look at Me rapper was awaiting trial on charges of domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend and witness tampering
The Look at Me rapper was involved in several legal cases at the time of his death.
He was awaiting trial on charges of domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend, TMZ reported. He had been jailed in December but subsequently released so he could go out on tour, the website said. Prosecutors had also accused him of witness tampering.
He had also spent six months in prison for a 2015 armed home invasion charge – according to Pitchfork.
Earlier Monday, the rising hip-hop star Insta-storied that he was ‘planning a charity event for this weekend in Florida’.
Final social media update: Tragically, the hip-hop star Insta-storied that he was ‘planning a charity event for this weekend in Florida’ around 11:45AM PST
‘So much talent’: Singer Aaron Carter joined in the chorus of sorrow
‘God bvless’: 2Chainz couldn’t seem to believe the news
Heartbroken: Amber Rose also chimed in saying the rapper had been ‘too young to die’
‘Genuinely saddened’: Iggy Azalea described the death as ‘so unnecessary’