Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed during an apparent robbery Monday in Broward County, Florida, police said.
The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was leaving a motorsports store shortly before 4 p.m. when two men in a dark colored SUV shot and killed him in an apparent robbery, said Keyla Concepción, Broward County sheriff department public information officer.
Broward County deputies are actively looking for the two men and asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to come forward, Concepción said.
He was often described as one of rap’s most controversial artists and was facing domestic violence charges.
The polarising artist had been hailed as a breakthrough talent and tributes have been pouring in from hip-hop luminaries in the wake of his death.
Investigators said it appeared to be a “possible robbery”. Video posted to social media appeared to show Onfroy slumped in his car
A witness told celebrity news website TMZ that multiple shots rang out outside the dealership.
The rapper, whose hit songs include SAD! and Moonlight, quickly rose to prominence following the release of his debut album 17 last August.
His follow-up ? debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart in March and has been listened to hundreds of millions of time online.
The album tackled subjects such as depression and was praised by some of rap’s most high-profile stars.
But his short career was plagued by allegations of domestic violence. He was facing 15 felony charges at the time of his death, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.
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