Authorities have received “many tips” in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said via Twitter on Tuesday that social media had been particularly useful in generating tips.
“A big thank you to our social media community for the many tips we’ve received regarding the death of local rapper, XXXTentacion,” the sheriff’s office tweeted, along with contact information for homicide detectives working the case.
XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot Monday afternoon. He was transported to an area hospital where he lapsed into a coma and later died from his injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. He was 20.
According to the sheriff’s office, XXXTentacion was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, shortly before 4 p.m. when he was approached by two armed suspects.
At least one of the suspects fired a gun, striking the rapper. Both of the suspects fled in a dark-color SUV. Investigators said it appears to be a possible robbery.
The rapper, whose second album “?” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2017, was shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach outside of Miami when he was shot and killed by a gunman, according to TMZ.
Born in Plantation, Florida, XXXTentacion entered the music industry in 2013 with the release of his song “News/Flock” and later became a popular figure on the streaming service SoundCloud.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 19, 2018