Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Broward, Reports Say

He was taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, but TMZ quotes the Broward Co.

Stephanie Martinez, a 29-year-old mother who lives in the neighborhood, was just coming back from the pool with her kids when she heard three shots. Dispatchers received a call of a shooting at 3:57 p.m. The suspect vehicle fled, and XXX was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

XXXTentacion becomes one of the biggest names in hip-hop to be killed in recent years after a slew of slayings in the 1990s.

According to TMZ, the controversial rapper was leaving a motorcycle dealership when a gunman suddenly went up to his auto and shot him.

Reportedly, the young rapper was gunned down earlier today while in South Florida.

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The 20-year-old whose last album '?' debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, was shot in his auto as he left a motorcycle dealership. His single "Sad!", also from March, cracked the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100.

In a separate incident from 2015, according to Pitchfork, XXXTentacion pleaded no contest to armed home invasion and aggravated battery with a firearm charges.

His breakout track, "Look at Me!", has over 115 million plays on Soundcloud, an online music streaming service, since it was released in December 2015. He's facing more than a dozen felony charges.

XXXTentacion was released from house arrest in March after pleading not guilty. When his music was removed from Spotify's curated playlists, the industry threw its weight around in order to get the policy rolled back.

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