The rapper and outspoken advocate for the LGBT group Kevin Fret has been shot lifeless in Puerto Rico aged 24.
The musician, described as Latin Lure music’s first brazenly homosexual artist, was killed within the capital San Juan on Thursday, police mentioned.
Fret was shot eight occasions whereas using a motorcycle on the street. An investigation is below means.
His loss of life brings the variety of murders in Puerto Rico this 12 months to 22, police added.
Fret’s supervisor, Eduardo Rodriguez, described the rapper as “an inventive soul” who had a ardour for music.
Confirming his loss of life, Mr Rodriguez mentioned: “There aren’t any phrases that describe the sensation we now have and the ache that causes us to know that an individual with so many goals has to go.
“We should all unite in these troublesome occasions, and ask for a lot peace for our beloved Puerto Rico.”
The rapper’s newest video, Soy Asi, has greater than half one million views on YouTube.
“I am an individual that does not care what anyone has to say,” he instructed on-line journal Paper.
“[Now I see] younger homosexual guys or younger lesbians which might be me now like a task mannequin, like wow, if he did it, and he do not care what anyone else has to say, I can do it.”
Puerto Rico has seen an increase in road crime in current weeks, which has been described by police on the Caribbean island as a “disaster of violence”.