Two fellow artists, Soldier Kidd and Soldier JoJo, deny involvement following accusations on social media.
A police description of suspects has been revealed after rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead in Florida in an apparent attempted robbery.
An eye witness says rapper Soldier Kidd is innocent.
The 20-year-old rising star – real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy – was pronounced dead on Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale hospital, the sheriff’s office said. He was gunned down at a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.
According to TMZ, police radio described the suspects in the shooting as two black males wearing hoodies, with the shooter wearing a red mask. Witnesses reportedly told police a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from Onfroy’s vehicle.
Both suspects fled in a dark-coloured SUV, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Two rappers, Soldier Kidd and Soldier JoJo, were forced to deny any involvement in Onfroy’s death after social media posts showed them posing with a red mask and picking up food from a takeaway close to the murder scene.
Also, on Instagram Live, Soldier Kidd said he was at his house “all day, popping Xanax and s*** like that”.
Soldier Jojo posted a video to the social media platform responding to allegations over any involvement. “We respect everybody, straight up. We ain’t with none of that s*** man, I respect that man for who he is, and RIP to that man.”
XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports, sheriff’s public information officer Keyla Concepcion said. He was in a black BMW i8 and preparing to leave before 4pm when two armed suspects approached him.
At least one of them fired, and then both suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV, Ms Concepcion said.
No arrests have been made.
Stephanie Martinez, a 29-year-old mother who lives in the neighborhood, was with her children when she heard three shots. She drove to the end of the street and saw the rapper’s body in the car.
“He has his mouth open and his hand out. Two people went over and checked his pulse,” said Ms Martinez, who also saw blood. “It’s just weird because he should’ve had security and stuff with him.”