A Broward County Sheriff's spokesperson said XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was leaving the area after browsing at a motorsport and marine dealership when he was approached by two armed men, at least one of whom shot him.
Authorities in Florida say they're searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of rapper-singer XXXtentacion.
In a later statement released on Twitter, the sheriff's office said: "The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead".
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Deputies were searching for suspects Tuesday after troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was fatally shot in the driver's seat of a luxury electric sports vehicle.
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DJ Kid Conrad added: 'Super sad to hear about @xxxtentacion passing at just 20 years old. Investigators are yet to ascertain the motive behind the killing.
'Or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life regardless of the negative around my name, regardless of the bad things people say to me. "I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing". His album? was released in March and went to No 1.
Tributes have poured in for the controversial artist. "He was destined for greatness and he wanted the best for his friends, family and community". With controversies overshadowing his career, Spotify briefly blacklisted Onfroy's songs from its service earlier this year.
At the time of this death, he was also facing more than a dozen felony charges and prosecutors had accused him of witness tampering.
The "Look at Me" rapper, who'd recently been freed from house arrest to tour in support of his Billboard-topping sophomore disc ? He had been under house arrest for a time while he awaited trial on battery and harassment charges. However, it was reinstated after the streaming service backtracked on the policy, following an industry backlash.