Rapper XXXTentacion has been shot in what has been described by TMZ as a drive by shooting in Florida.
According to the popular news site, the 20-year-old rapper, real name Jahseb Dwayne Onfroy, was shot in his car while leaving a motorcycle dealership.
They have also reported that, according to an eye-witness, XXXTentacion appeared ‘lifeless with no pulse’ after the shooting.
According to dispatch audio on TMZ, XXXTentacion was transported to hospital as a ‘level 1’ trauma patient and was also described as being ‘comatose’, and various other outlets are describing his condition as critical.
The rapper has had a mixed bag of fortunes of late.
In 2017 he featured on the cover of XXL Magazine’s ‘Influential Freshmen’ issue.
In March 2018 his album ‘?’ debuted at number 1 on the Bilboard top 200 album chart.
Despite his fledgling career in the music industry, XXXTentacion has also suffered some controversy over alleged domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend, resulting in widespread backlash.
UPDATE: The Broward County Sherrif’s Department have confirmed that XXXTentacion has been pronounced dead via their official Twitter page.
No doubt the Hip Hop community will be mourning the loss of another young life.