Puerto Rican rapper Kevin Fret, billed as Latin trap’s first openly gay artist, has been shot dead.
The 24-year-old, who was an outspoken LGBT+ advocate, was shot eight times as he was riding a motorcycle through San Juan on Thursday morning, according to Police.
Fret was pronounced dead at Rio Piedras Medical Centre.
Fret’s is the latest in a string of murders in Puerto Rico, marking the 24th on the Caribbean island in 2019 alone, according to newspaper El Vocero.
A statement issued by Fret’s manager reads: “Kevin was an artistic soul, a big-hearted dreamer. His passion was music, and still had a lot to do. This violence must stop. There are no words that describe the feeling we have and the pain that causes us to know that a person with so many dreams has to go.
“We must all unite in these difficult times, and ask for much peace for our beloved Puerto Rico.”