According to reports that surfaced, an openly gay rapper named Kevin Fret was shot dead in Puerto Rico.

The 24-year-old rapper was a known advocate for the LBGT community. Fret’s manager, Eduardo Rodriguez spoke on the news, saying “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."

Fret reportedly was shot eight times while riding his motorcycle around 5:30 a.m. this past Thursday (January 10). Fret was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. Police noted the neighborhood he was shot in, Santurce, is one of the busiest neighborhoods in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

source: CBS