XXXTentacion, who became one of the most popular rappers at the end of 2017, was shot and killed while shopping for motorcycles.
The 20-year-old, whose birth name was Jahseh Onfroy, was in Deerfield Beach, South Florida, when he was gunned down on Monday, June 18, 2018, by an unidentified suspect.
The shooter approached the rapper as he leaving a RIVA Motorsports dealer and fled the scene with an accomplice in a black Dodge Journey. Onfroy's passing was confirmed by the Broward County Sheriff's Department on Twitter.
According to the dispatch call received by the police officers who rushed to the scene, the two suspects were both black males wearing hoodies, with the shooter wearing a mask to conceal his identity.
Like many rappers, Onfroy had a handful of feuds going on, but it is yet unknown what triggered the attack. According to TMZ, the Broward police strongly believes that the artist was the victim of a robbery.
The same publication shared that eyewitnesses told police officers that a Louis Vuitton bag had been taken from Onfroy's vehicle, where he was found bleeding and 'pulseless.'
The rapper was transported to the nearest hospital where he was pronounced dead. An investigation has now been open in order to find and track down the men responsible for the crime and bring them to justice.
Onfroy was in a good professional moment, with his work being praised left and right, but was facing trial for domestic violence after hitting his pregnant girlfriend in 2016, as well as dozens of other felonies, including witness tampering.
The young rapper was considered an inspiration by many people, including J. Cole and Kanye West, and was regarded as having quite a lot of potential and talent. If you wish to learn more about Onfroy, please consider following us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.