The Latest: Fans gather at site of XXXTentacion's slaying

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a rising Florida rap star (all times local):

3 p.m.

On a sidewalk near where rapper XXXTEntacion was slain, fans have gathered to place candles, flowers and teddy bears. They decorated 100 yards (91 meters) of sidewalk with chalk art including intricate drawings of him and messages of sympathy and loss such as "Feel for you XXX" and "4evr Young."

XXXTentcion was shot Monday outside Riva Motorsports, an upscale seller of motorcycles, boats, all-terrain vehicles and scooters off a main highway, next to railroad tracks and a neighborhood of tract homes

Seventeen-year-old Myles O'Hara and 20-year-old and Aaron Gavin sat on the curb, solemnly staring at the ground, mostly ignoring the people who moved past. They said they admired XXXTentcion because he was a local kid who had risen from rough circumstances and was making a positive contribution.

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2 p.m.

The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion says detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle.

Attorney David Bogenschutz said Tuesday that investigators also told him the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash for the purchase.

No arrests have been made in Monday's shooting. Authorities say two men were involved and both fled in a dark SUV.

XXXTentacion was shot outside Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, while sitting in his luxury BMW electric car.

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12:25 p.m.

Candles, a stuffed teddy bear and a large sympathy card decorate the front porch of the newly-built 5,957-square foot (553-sqare-meter) Florida home of slain rapper-singer XXXTentacion.

Police said the 20-year-old singer, who pronounced his name "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN," died Monday evening after being shot outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.

On Tuesday morning, work continued on a nearly-completed 6-foot (2-meter) wall around the property inside a gated community in Parkland.

Family members and friends were in the yard, but declined comment.

Property records show the home sold late last year for $1.4 million and is owned by the singer's mother, Cleopatra Bernard. The singer had her name tattooed on his chest.

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12:05 a.m.

Deputies were searching for suspects Tuesday after troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was fatally shot in the driver's seat of a luxury electric sports car.

The 20-year-old rising star, who pronounced his stage name "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN" and whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. He was shot earlier outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.

Sheriff's public information officer Keyla Concepcion says XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory when he was approached by two armed suspects as he prepared to drive off in a black BMW i8 at about 4 p.m.

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