Louisiana rapper JayDaYoungan was killed Wednesday night in one of two “possibly related” shootings that took place within 75 minutes of each other in his hometown of Bogalusa, according to police.
The 24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Javorius Scott, was shot around 5:50 p.m. and taken to a local hospital, according to the Bogalusa Police Department.
The rapper, known for his songs “23 Island” and “Elimination,” was pronounced dead a few hours later.
A second victim, identified as Kenyatta Scott Sr., was also shot and taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Popular Louisiana rapper JayDaYoungan is currently hospitalized, battling injuries sustained when he was shot outside a home in his home state … TMZ has learned.
A rep for the Bogalusa PD tells us they received a call just before 6 Wednesday night for a shooting at a home on Superior Ave. Cops say one victim had been transported to a local hospital by someone on scene, and another victim — who was critically wounded — was treated by paramedics and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
A law enforcement source tells us JayDaYoungan is in critical condition, and a source close to the rapper tells us he’s lost a lot of blood and is currently in surgery. Online reports say the second victim is a relative of the rapper, potentially his father.
JayDaYoungan and his father were reportedly shot in their home state of Louisiana on Wednesday night (July 27). According to a Twitter post from Say Cheese TV, the 24-year-old rapper was transported to a local Bogalusa hospital by helicopter where he was initially in critical condition.
Sources allegedly close to the situation say he wasn’t breathing when emergency responders arrived. They are now reporting he’s passed away.
Reports JayDaYoungan had succumbed to his injuries started making the rounds before his death was officially announced, which apparently caught the attention of the rapper’s sister who promptly tweeted, “AINT NOBODY FUCKING DEAD STOP DICK EATING AND GO READ BOOK.”
MY FUCKING BABY DAWG🥺🥺🥺🥺💔💔
— kenyaJ. (@kenyajanelll) July 28, 2022
But as the hours dragged on, her tweets grew more ominous with, “MY FUCKING BABY DAWG.” She added several broken heart and crying emojis at the end, seeming to suggest the worst.
Fox 8 says the Bogalusa Police Department received a call around 5:50 p.m. local time with reports of a shooting in the 600 block of Superior Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered a male critically injured who was treated on scene by EMS and then transported to a local hospital. Another victim was taken to a local hospital by private conveyance. They didn’t, however, release their names.
HipHopDX has reached out to the Our Lady of the Angels Hospital and the Bogalusa Police Department for confirmation. This is a developing story.