XXXTentacion, the Florida rapper who amassed millions of followers after releasing his songs on SoundCloud, has been seriously injured in a shooting near Miami, according to local officials.
The incident happened just before 4 p.m. ET on Monday when the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach. A man ran up to his vehicle and opened fire, according to TMZ.
Video shared by witnesses showed Onfroy’s body in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, prompting speculation that the rapper had been killed. County officials said Onfroy was rushed to an area hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.
Onfroy, whose latest album reached number one on the Billboard 200, was a controversial figure despite his rising popularity over the last few years. He was facing felony charges for domestic violence against his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
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