Rapper Jayo Sama has died after a shooting incident that is being investigated by local authorities as a homicide.
The musician is said to have been the passenger in a vehicle when the shooting occurred, before being transported to a local hospital in Palm Beach where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the crime scene after the shooting.
Rapper 12 Honcho confirmed Jayo Sama’s death on Instagram stating that he warned the late rapper to leave Florida due to gun violence.
Jayo Sama’s girlfriend Sofia Veronica paid a touching tribute to the young rapper confirming that she is pregnant with his son.
Jayo Sama was an up-and-coming rapper who had built a solid fanbase on Soundcloud. His latest music video was posted on YouTube just over two weeks ago.
According to the Palm Beach Post, a man — unidentified in the article but named locally as Sama — was found unconscious in a vehicle and died later in hospital. The police have not named any suspects.
Many fans took to social media to pay tribute to the young rapper following his death.
Jayo Sama’s death has similarities to that of rapper XXXTentacion who was shot dead in his vehicle in Florida last year. His baby son Gekyume was born yesterday.
Jayo Sama is best known for his song Intro. He is survived by his unborn son.