MIAMI — Rapper XXXTentacion was shot to death in Miami, the Broward County Sheriff’s Department reported.
TMZ reported the 20-year-old was leaving a motorcycle dealership when a gunman fired shots at his vehicle. The rapper was rushed to a hospital but his condition isn’t known, according to TMZ. Witnesses said on Twitter that the rapper appeared “lifeless.”
Video posted to Twitter showed what appeared to be the lifeless body of the rapper in the driver’s seat of a BMW i8. Helicopter video showed the same car at the exit of a dealership parking lot. It was surrounded by patrol cars and bystanders were gathered nearby.
A spokesperson for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said they are still gathering information after a shooting at 3671 N. Dixie Highway in Deerfield Beach, where RIVA Motorsports is located, roughly 43 miles outside of Miami.
#BreakingNews The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
Dispatch received a call of a shooting at 3:57 p.m., and the sheriff’s office confirmed that an adult male was taken to the hospital.
XXXTentacion, whose birth name is Jahseh Onfroy, topped the Billboard 200 album chart in March with the release of “?”.
XXXTentacion made headlines in San Diego when he was knocked unconscious during a performance at the Observatory North Park in June 2017. Someone rushed the stage and punched the rapper. He was whisked offstage as security guards fought with about 10 other people.
This is a developing story.