Videos circulating on Twitter showed Onfroy was sitting in the front seat of his auto seemingly unconscious when he was found by witnesses.
Controversial US rapper and singer Jahseh Onfroy, known as XXXTentacion, has died following a shooting in South Florida, local police have confirmed. He is now awaiting trial on domestic violence charges for allegedly abusing his then-pregnant girlfriend.
XXX was considered a "legend" by many, as Twitter continued to be flooded with emotional tributes and condolences regarding the rapper's death.
"XXXTentacion had just released his latest album, "?" in March. Prosecutors also accused him of witness tampering, saying he also coerced the woman, which landed him in prison in December 2017.
And J. Cole said tweeted: "This has got me ***** up".
The rapper, who was born and lived nearby, was leaving the Riva Motorsports store when two armed suspects approached him, with at least one opening fire, the sheriff's department said.
In interview with XXL magazine, which named him an up-and-coming artist previous year, the rapper cited Nirvana, the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur among his musical influences. His brief but successful music career was marred by several controversies.
XXXTentacion was released from house arrest in March after pleading not guilty. His mother would buy him clothes, phones and other gifts.
Last month Spotify backpedaled on a planned anti-hate policy to remove XXXTentacion's music from its playlists, along with R. Kelly.
The spokesperson characterized it as an "apparent robbery" and said the pair fled in a dark SUV.
While he made headlines for his legal woes, he connected to millions of fans musically.
Videos taken at the scene and shared on social media showed the rapper's slumped body in the driver's seat of a black sports auto as a bystander attempted to take his pulse. Your mind is limitless.