Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

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Troubled rapper-singer, XXXTentacion, was shot and killed on Monday in Florida, the United States (U.S.) in what police called an apparent robbery attempt, authorities said.
The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
He was shot earlier outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.
XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, the sheriff’s office said.
He was in his black vehicle and preparing to leave when two armed suspects approached him. At least one of them fired, and then both suspects fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV. Investigators don’t have a motive, and no arrests have been made.
Stephanie Martinez, a 29-year-old mother who lives in the neighborhood, was just coming back from the pool with her kids when she heard three shots. She drove to the end of the street and saw the rapper’s body in the car.
‘‘He has his mouth open and his hand out. Two people went over and checked his pulse,’’ said Martinez, who also saw blood. ‘‘It’s just weird because he should’ve had security and stuff with him.’’
XXXTentacion was a rising star and notched a No. 1 album last month with his sophomore effort ‘‘?’’ and had a top 10 hit with ‘‘Sad!’’ but was facing trial on charges that he beat up his pregnant girlfriend.
*Culled from The Boston Globe

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