X, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, died Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The 20-year-old was sitting in his luxury, electric BMW when two men approached his vehicle and opened fire before fleeing in a dark SUV.
ABC reports that X went to a bank before the shooting, possibly to withdraw cash to purchase a motorcycle. At the time of the shooting, witnesses told TMZ a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from Onfroy's vehicle.
On Tuesday evening, an impromptu memorial for the rapper was held as crowds of hundreds gathered in Fairfax, Florida, according to the L.A. Times. Parts of the crowd reportedly became disorderly, climbing on roofs and crowding around moving cars, before police ordered them to disperse. The crowd of about 1,000 people blocked traffic, as dozens within it formed a mosh pit.
According to police, one person jumped into a news van windshield. At around 9 p.m. police in tactical gear arrived to disperse the crowd. “They did shoot something into the crowd, probably bean bags,” police officer Tony Im told the Times. People also set of fireworks, startling the crowd, and one officer was struck by a rock.
The Times reported that the crowd had dispersed by around 10:15 p.m. No arrests were made, but one 20-year-old was treated for minor injuries sustained during the memorial.
Onfroy’s representative released an official statement about the rapper’s death on Tuesday. Read it below:
Jahseh Onfroy—known worldwide as XXXTentacion—tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida. It is with great sadness that the news is confirmed in this official statement by his team—manager Solomon Sobande, EMPIRE, Bob Celestin, Esq. and AKW PR.
In deference to his family, friends, and loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy be respected at this time.
XXXTentacion touched the lives of millions around the globe and will forever reside in the hearts of countless fans who listened to his music, attended his concerts, and felt the glow of his uncontainable, undeniable, and unique spirit.
News about memorial services to be issued forthcoming.