SAN DIEGO-- A memorial was held for slain rapper XXXTentacion Monday evening in Mission Beach.
Dozens of fans gathered on the boardwalk for the event, which began at 5 p.m. near lifeguard tower 15. Fans brought flowers, lit candles and listened to songs by the rapper.
XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, was killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida outside RIVA Motorsports June 18.
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We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Jahseh (@xxxtentacion). We considered him part of the RIVA family and he will be deeply missed. 💔 We will close today at 5 PM in order to join in the vigil to celebrate his life and pay our respects. #xxxtentacion #youwillbemissed
Police say two gunmen approached Onfroy's matte black BMW i8 and fired shots directly at the rapper. A witness claims the rapper was shot in the neck and died instantly, TMZ reported.
XXXTentacion was notorious for the SoundCloud rap scene. His album '?' debuted number 1 on the Billboard charts in March.
Dedrick Williams, 22, was taken into custody in Deerfield Beach Wednesday, two days after the 20-year-old rapper was gunned down in South Florida, the Daily News reported Thursday.