Florida rapper XXXTentacion is reportedly in critical condition after getting shot today (June 18). The hip-hop newcomer fell victim to an alleged drive-by shooting. [UPDATE: XXXTentacion has been confirmed dead as of 7 PM ET and sparked a flurry of hip-hop reactions.]
According to a TMZ report, the hip-hop newcomer suffered a critical wound from a shooter who ran up to him in public.
XXXTentacion was shot Monday — TMZ has learned — and an eyewitness tells us he appeared lifeless with no pulse. The 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in South Florida and, as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him. XXX was in his share of feuds … but, as far as we know, there were no ominous fights between him and anyone else. (TMZ)
Additional updates claim he is currently hospitalized with multiple shooters on the run.
1:57 PM PT — Additional dispatch audio has revealed XXX was transported as a “Level 1” trauma patient … dispatchers described him as comatose. 1:48 PM PT — According to dispatch audio — the incident was a possible drive-by — the alleged shooters left the scene in a black Dodge Journey. 1:35 PM PT — The Broward Co. Fire Dept. tells us XXX has been rushed to a hospital. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. His condition is unknown at this point. (TMZ)
As of Monday evening, another media outlet has confirmed the Florida rapper is in critical condition.
Rapper XXXTentacion has been shot in South Florida, according to a report. His condition is unclear. A source confirms to Variety that the rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, has been critically wounded. (Variety)
Additional reports claim the hip-hop artist had no pulse immediately following the shooting.
CAUTION: Disturbing (for some viewers) video of XXXtentacion with no pulse pic.twitter.com/5tlkf2Qgaq
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XXX’s popularity blew up in 2017 after putting out hit records and landing on XXL’s Freshman Class list.
In 2017, the hip-hop newcomer appeared on the cover of XXL Magazine’s influential “Freshman” issue alongside Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, MadeinTYO, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, KYLE and Ugly God. XXX won the fan vote to make the cover. (AOL)