First open gay Latin trap artist Kevin Fret was shot and killed in Puerto Rico.
As reported by El Vocero, one of Puerto Rico’s biggest newspapers, the 24-year-old was on his Yamaha motorcycle when he was shot at around 5.30am on Thursday in Santurce, San Juan.
The Latin trap artist was shot eight times and died later the same day at the Medical Center of Río Piedras of injuries related to the shooting.
Fret who was an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community first came into the spotlight in April 2018 after he dropped his hit single ‘Soy Asi’ he went ahead to become one of the few well known gay rappers on the island nation.
Fret’s manager, Eduardo Rodriguez, confirmed his death in a statement, saying ‘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.’