Rapper Lil Tjay was shot dead on a shopping promenade in New Jersey on Wednesday. According to TMZ, the 21-year-old Leaked rapper underwent emergency surgery following the incident and is recovering. Edgewater Police Department officers “responded to a shooting on the Edgewater boardwalk at 12:08 a.m. and found a 22-year-old victim with gunshot wounds.”
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO), a second victim, 22, was found with a single gunshot wound at a nearby Exxon gas station, and both victims were taken to a hospital. local. BCPO later said that one of the hospitalized victims had gone from critical to stable condition, while the other was in good condition with non-life-threatening injuries, People reported. However, officials did not name any of those involved.
For the uninitiated, Tjay shot to fame after sharing his own music on SoundCloud, eventually releasing his debut studio album True 2 Myself in 2019 on Columbia Records.
His song FN has over 523 million streams on Spotify, and he has over 7 million followers on Instagram.
After learning of the shocking incident, The Kid Laroi and French Montana took to social media and expressed concern for the entertainer’s health.
“PRAY FOR TJAY,” The Kid Laroi wrote on Twitter.
Tjay was scheduled to perform at the Nickelodeon Universe theme park at American Dream Mall on July 22 as well as numerous music festivals around Europe.