The Louisiana rapper JayDaYoungan has been shot lifeless in his hometown of Bogalusa, north of New Orleans, police mentioned.
The musician, whose actual identify is Javorius Scott, was killed Wednesday simply after 6pm. He was 24.
Police mentioned they’d acquired a name a couple of taking pictures simply earlier than 6pm on Wednesday. One of many injured individuals was delivered to Our Girl of the Angels emergency room. One other sufferer, nonetheless on the scene, was critically wounded and was transported there by ambulance.
Police had been then notified of one other taking pictures shortly after 7pm, about 4 miles from the primary taking pictures. Authorities mentioned a automotive was hit by bullets, however the occupants weren’t injured, police mentioned.
In a Fb put up, Bogalusa police confirmed Scott’s demise “because of his accidents”. The opposite sufferer, recognized by a number of information shops as Kenyatta Scott Sr, the rapper’s father, was mentioned to be in secure situation. Police mentioned the surviving sufferer was a “shut relative” of the rapper however wouldn’t talk about their relationship.
Bogalusa police investigators mentioned they consider the 2 shootings are linked.
The Bogalusa mayor, Wendy Perrette, in an announcement, urged residents to stay calm whereas police examine.
“The mindless taking pictures in Bogalusa [is] one other tragic reminder of the ache that violent crime brings with it,” she mentioned. “My ideas and prayers are with the victims’ household and pals. As your mayor and as a mom I plead on behalf of our group and for our kids: at this time should imply sufficient is lastly sufficient. Cease the violence! See one thing, say one thing.”
In 2016, Scott launched his debut mixtape, YOUNGANimal. He later signed to Atlantic Data and dropped his mixtape Misunderstood, that includes the breakout hit 23 Island, in 2019. His major-label debut album Baby23 arrived in 2020.
This yr he launched two EPs, Scarred and All Is Nicely. In his temporary profession, Scott had labored with Lil Durk, Latto, Moneybagg Yo and Kevin Gates.
Scott has greater than 2.5 million followers on Instagram. His most up-to-date video, First Day Out Pt2, had amassed 1.9m views on YouTube. A spokesman for Atlantic Data couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.