Twenty-year-old rapper XXXTentacionhas been shot in Broward County. His status is uncertain, but witnesses tell TMZ, which first reported the news, that he appeared lifeless and unconscious at the scene.
When asked about the TMZ report, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office told Billboard they received a call of a shooting in Deerfield Beach, Florida, at 3:57 p.m. ET on Monday (June 18) and that an “adult male victim” was transported to the hospital from the scene.
The embattled rapper (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) — whose rise to rap’s mainstream has been mired in legal trouble, as he’s facing more than a dozen felony charges and allegations of domestic violence — was shopping for motorcycles when shots rang out, TMZ reports. XXXTentacion is currently awaiting trial on the charges.
XXXTentacion recently earned his first No. 1 album on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with ?, which debuted atop the list dated March 31. The set, which was released on his own Bad Vibes Forever label, gave him a second top 10 set, following 17, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 last year. The same week that ?opened at No. 1, he notched his first top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Sad!,” which has so far peaked at No. 7. Collectively, his albums have earned 2 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, through June 14. In total, his catalog of songs have tallied 3.96 billion on-demand streams (audio and video combined).
BREAKING: @browardsheriff deputies investigating a shooting just outside of @RIVAMotorsports. One adult male rushed to Broward Health North. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/enRrvvD5jW