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Rapper XXXTentacion Shot and Killed in South Florida

Authorities say rapper was shot and killed during possible robbery

South Florida rapper XXXTentacion has died after he was shot during a possible robbery in Deerfield Beach Monday, officials said.

The 20-year-old singer, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot outside Riva Motorsports at 3671 N. Dixie Highway just before 4 p.m., Broward Sheriff's Office officials said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, officials said.

Several deputies were at the scene examining a black BMW that was believed to be the rapper's car.

Officials say he was leaving the motorcycle shop when he was approached by two armed suspects. At least one of the suspects opened fire, hitting the rapper.

"He was in his vehicle attempting to leave the premises when he was confronted by the suspects," BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said.

The suspects fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV, officials said.

XXXTentacion, who had a Top 10 pop hit with "Sad!" and saw his sophomore album reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last month, was awaiting trial on aggravated battery, domestic battery and false imprisonment charges after he was accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend.

Miami-Dade court records show he was due in court next week for a hearing in the case.

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