Rapper Jay Da Youngan was shot and killed by five men who ambushed him as he sat with his father outside their Louisiana home.
The musician, whose real name is Javorius Scott, was shot at least eight times, including two in the arm, according to his father, Kenyatta Scott.
In an interview with TMZ on Wednesday night, Scott recounted how he and his 24-year-old son were sitting on the lawn outside their home in Bogaloosa when a black truck pulled up in front of them and three men with guns jumped. came out.
Scott said that as he and his son tried to flee back to their home, they encountered two more men with guns, who opened fire on them.
The father took his own gun and fired at the attacker. Jay Da Youngan was rushed to hospital after losing too much blood and died after undergoing surgery. His father remains in hospital in stable condition.
No suspects have been identified, although Scott’s account police said they were only looking for a shooter. Bogalusa Police Chief Kendall Bullen told TMZ that his department is investigating all motives for the shooting, including gang-related activity.
JayDaYoungan signed with Atlantic Records in 2017. He had just been released from prison in June on firearm-related charges.
Jay Da Youngan, 24, whose real name was Javorius Scott, was shot and killed outside his home in Bogalusa, along with a male relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr., police confirmed.
Police announced Jay Da Youngan died just before midnight.Scott Sr. — who some reports say is the rapper’s father — is reported to be in stable condition
Police at Jay Da Young’s Louisiana home after the shooting.The rapper’s blue car can be seen in the driveway
The rapper’s father said he did not believe the attack was gang-related, claiming his son was not in conflict with anyone.
Instead, Scott said he believed the attack was motivated by jealousy and that those behind the attack were jealous of his son’s success.
Scott said he hoped his son would be remembered as a “kind, humble and respected child”.
Jay Da Joungan’s grandfather, LC Jefferson, told WDSU the family was determined to find the killer.
“We will spare no effort until we find out who took him,” he said.
‘That’s just what I heard. Someone came from behind the house wearing a ski mask and shot him. in broad daylight. on a busy road. People have become so comfortable that they think they can shoot someone down and not get caught.
Police outside Jay Day Youngan’s home after he was shot Wednesday night
The rapper’s father says he doesn’t believe the attack was gang-related, claims his son was not in conflict with anyone
Instead, Scott said he believed the attack was motivated by jealousy and that those behind the attack were jealous of his son’s success
Jay Da Joungan’s grandfather, LC Jefferson (above), told WDSU the family was determined to find the killer
On the same night, two other shootings occurred in the vicinity with no injuries. Police said they were linked to the attack that killed Jay Da Youngan, but did not provide any further details.
Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette called on community members to remain vigilant to end local violence.
“The senseless shooting in Bogaloosa [is] Another tragic reminder of the pain caused by violent crime,” she said in a statement, “My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims. As your mayor and mother, I plead on behalf of our community and our children: today must mean enough. Stop the violence! Watch something, say something.
Jay Da Youngan faces five years in prison on gun charges, but was released in June and is thought to serve a longer sentence
Jay DaYoungan signed to Atlantic Records in 2017.He has worked with rappers such as Lil Durk, Boosie Badazz, Moneybagg Yo and Lato
In October 2021, police arrested Jay Da Youngan with a 9mm pistol, which he was banned from carrying as he faced prosecution in Texas for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman and illegally possessing oxycodone.
He faced five years in prison on the gun charge, but was released last month and is thought to serve time.
Jay DaYoungan was also released on $175,000 bail at the time after his Sept. 21 arrest on suspicion of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.
That arrest stemmed from an August 2020 incident in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd of about 100 people, inadvertently killing a 21-year-old. It is unclear whether Jay Da Youngan was involved in the shooting.
The rapper is a proud father to his young son, and he regularly shares photos of him on his Instagram account
The rapper is a proud father to his young son, and he regularly shares photos of his son on his Instagram account.
In his last Instagram post a day ago, Jay Da Youngan rapped while dancing and playing with his son.
JayDaYoungan’s best known singles are Opps, 23 Island and Elimination. His 2019 album “Misunderstood” reached number 43 on the Billboard 200 chart.
After dropping out of school at the age of 18 to pursue music, the rapper saw his early success posting his music on YouTube and promoting himself through social media.
JayDaYoungan signed with Atlantic Records in 2017.he Worked with rappers such as Lil Durk, Boosie Badazz, Moneybagg Yo and Lato.
It’s unclear how much the 24-year-old has made during his short career, but a 2021 press release from Atlantic Records says he has garnered at least 2.8 billion streams from around the world.