FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (CelebrityAccess) — Police are searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of controversial Florida rapper XXXTentacion outside a motorcycle dealership on Monday.
Police told the Associated Press that the fatal shooting on Monday appeared to have occurred during a robbery attempt outside of the dealership.
XXXTentacion.whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was in his vehicle when he was approached by two armed individuals. At least one of them fired before both suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV, authorities said.
Social media users thought they had solved the crime after a Twitter user @SniperGangRed posted several tweets in which he claimed to have shot XXXTentacion but the user has since recanted, suggesting it was a hoax.
Social media speculation also linked two other Florida rappers Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo to the shooting. A caller in the recording of the 911 call for the shooting released by TMZ reported that one of the shooters was wearing a red mask. A later Instagram post by Solider Kidd showed he, and Soldier Jojo in a car together with a red mask on the day of the shooting.
Both men have denied involvement with the attack.
“I’ve been seeing a lot of comments, I’ve been seeing a lot of things going on social media saying that I had something to do with XXXtentacion’s passing,” Soldier Kidd wrote in a subsequent social media post. “My condolences go to the man’s family.”
“Y’all got me (expletive) up, saying we did the (shooting)” Soldier Jojo added. “We respect everyone… I respect that man for who he is, so RIP to that man.”