Search Is On For Gunmen Who Shot, Killed Rapper XXXTentacion

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A Broward County official only confirmed "a developing incident regarding a shooting" located in Deerfield Beach, about 70km north of Miami, in which an "adult male victim was transported to an area hospital".

Prominent figures from the music world and beyond are expressing shock and sadness at the shooting death of 20-year-old rap breakout XXXTentacion earlier today.

Requests for confirmation regarding Onfrony's status have not yet been returned by XXXTentacion's reps or the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

One Florida fan wasn't content to watch the news of XXXTentacion's fatal shooting through his phone or computer.

In a statement, detectives said the rapper was approached by two armed suspects shortly before 4pm. At least one of them fired and then both fled the scene. His second album ? spent a week at No. 1 in March and featured the hit single "Sad!" which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was facing 15 felony charges at the time of his death, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman. Rest In Peace young king'.

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Superstar DJ Diplo tweeted a photo of himself with XXXTentacion with the caption "Thanks for inspiring me". J. Cole called him an "enormous talent" with "limitless potential".

Regarding a June 2017 attack at a San Diego concert, the following messages were posted on XXXTentacion's Twitter account: "security and venue set me up, I got sucker punched and knocked out, it is what it is".

Videos taken at the scene and shared on social media showed the rapper's slumped body in the driver's seat of a black sports vehicle as a bystander attempted to take his pulse. "Just have to make the most of the time we have".

Spotify briefly removed the controversial rapper, along with singer R. Kelly, from its curated playlists citing a "hateful conduct" policy - but quickly restored them after backlash from the music industry, which reportedly included artists such as Kendrick Lamar.

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