"He didn't deserve for his life to be taken," said his aunt.
A man from Tampa was shot and killed outside of his apartment complex on Friday afternoon, according to FOX13. Under Florida’s Marsy’s Law, police cannot disclose the name of the victim, though his family confirmed to WFLA it was Tampa rapper Rollie Bands.*
His fans are sharing how they feel on his social media page.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for the suspects, who drove away from the rental building near University Square.
Alleged screenshots of the rapper's Instagram story show that he shared a message to his enemies about where to find him at the time of the shooting.
"I'm at my crib in 5 mins," the post said. The incident reportedly happened shortly after.
The New York Post reports that the events took place at 3:30 p.m., which was about five minutes after those words were published.
On Bands' social media page, his fans have mixed emotions.
"You asked for it 🤦🏾," said one person in a comment that received over 400 likes.
Another user wrote, "Play stupid games lose ya life."
While many users are commenting that he brought it upon himself, there seem to be just as many sharing their deep condolences.
"😢 My heart so broke dawg wtf," said one commenter.
Many went as far back as his first photo of his daughter, where a lot of people are sharing longer-form messages.
"The saddest thing here is that he claimed this precious child was his inspiration for life. Yet he invited death to his door. Now she's left without a father, which will change her life forever," said one commenter. "Truly senseless. Being a man is being strong by living life, avoiding the [B.S.] and handling your responsibility. He was a father. He had a responsibility to live and to take care of his daughter."
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office told REVOLT that they do not believe the incident was random and that the suspects and victim likely knew each other.
At this time, Bands' real name is not known, and fans don't know much about his personal life.
Narcity reached out to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for confirmation and will update this article when we receive a reply.
*This article was updated.