Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

XXXTentacion Shot: Rapper Wounded in Miami Shooting

Stacy Diaz | 19 June, 2018, 00:54

Witnesses say rapper XXXTentacion was shot in Florida and did not appear to have a pulse Monday, TMZ reports.

XXXTentacion, 20, was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Miami on June 18 after getting shot at outside a motorcycle dealership, a source told TMZ. Cellphone video taken at the scene shows the unconscious rapper in the driver's seat of his vehicle after the shooting. Fire Department confirmed. His condition is unknown. "Here's what we know so far: Regional Communications received a call of a shooting at the above location at 3:57 p.m. An adult male victim was transported to an area hospital".

Shooters fled the scene in a black Dodge Journey.

Local officials confirm a man was shot in Deerfield Beach, rather than TMZ's report of Miami. He was facing more than a dozen felony charges, and prosecutors accused him of witness tampering. In March, a judge ruled that XXXTentacion could be released from house arrest in order to tour in support of his new album.

XXXTentacion has faced several legal issues and was now awaiting trial on charges that he beat his pregnant girlfriend. His ? album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, a circumstance which polarized the hip-hop community based on the allegations of abuse made against him by his ex-girlfriend. Just hours before the shooting, he uploaded a post to his Instagram story, writing, "planning a charity event for this weekend Florida!"