XXXTentacion Pronounced Dead After South Florida Shooting: Report [Updated]

Rapper XXXTentacion at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Oct. 6, 2017, in Miami Beach.
Rapper XXXTentacion at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Oct. 6, 2017, in Miami Beach.
Photo: Bennett Raglin ( Getty Images for BET)

Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:50 p.m. EDT: According to WPLG-TV, XXXTentacion was shot in Deerfield Beach, Fla., not Miami.

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Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:01 p.m. EDT: The rapper known as XXXTentacion has reportedly been confirmed dead by Florida authorities. TMZ reports that the Broward County Fire Department confirmed that 20-year-old Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was dead as of 5:40 p.m. EDT.

There are also now reports about the suspects involved in his shooting as well as the vehicle they were driving at the time.

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According to a 911 dispatch call, the shooters were described as two black males wearing hoodies. One of the shooters was reportedly wearing a red mask. They are said to be driving a black Dodge Journey with darkly tinted windows and black wheels.

According to witnesses, a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from XXXTentacion’s car at the time of the shooting.

Earlier:

Rapper XXXTentacion—whose name has been swirling in controversy ever since reports surfaced of his alleged violence toward women—was reportedly shot Monday afternoon in Miami.

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TMZ reports that the 20-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was in Miami shopping for motorcycles. A gunman reportedly ran up to his vehicle and shot him as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer.

Witnesses on the scene told TMZ that multiple shots were fired and that the rapper was lifeless and without a pulse inside his vehicle. The Broward County Fire Department confirmed to TMZ that XXXTentacion had been rushed to a hospital, but no other information was given about his condition.

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The rapper was previously on house arrest while awaiting trial on charges including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness tampering, but the judge let him off so that he could go on tour. He is facing more than a dozen felony charges and has been accused by prosecutors of witness tampering.

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