JAVORIUS Scott, better known as rapper JayDaYoungan, was killed in a shooting in his Louisiana hometown on Wednesday night.
The popular rapper died at the age of 24 after being rushed to a hospital to treat his injuries, according to the Bogalusa Police Department.
Police say that one of the rapper’s close family members, Kenyatta Scott Sr, has been hospitalized as a result of the shooting. Police are still searching for the gunman or gunmen.
Fans are mourning the artist online, with one Twitter user writing that JayDaYoungan was “one of the best artists out of Louisiana.”
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JayDaYoungan was also popular on YouTube with about 170 videos uploaded
The rapper had over 1.29million subscribers on the platform.
Tributes from fans
Tributes for the rapper continue to pour in on social media.
“Damn RIP to @JayDaYoungan man I swear people nowadays just have no regard for human life smfh,” someone tweeted.
“Please tell me Jaydayoungan isn’t dead. I’m literally tearing up…,” another person tweeted.
Immediately after the first shooting, an apparent family member shut down rumors on Twitter that the rapper had died.
The same person later tweeted a message expressing their grief with broken heart emojis.
The late rapper is best known for his singles “23 Island”, “Elimination,” and “Opps.”
The rapper was a father
According to a tweet mourning the rapper, Javorius Scott was a father to a young boy.
Details about the shooting
Bogalusa police received a call about the shooting just before 6pm on Wednesday night, according to their Facebook post.
When officers responded to the scene, one of the victims had already been transported to the emergency room.
The critically wounded victim still on the scene was treated at the scene by EMS before being transported to the hospital.
How old was the rapper?
JayDaYoungan was just 24 when he was shot and killed.
The Louisiana rapper just celebrated his birthday on July 15.
Officials continue to investigate the shooting that killed the rapper.
Anyone with information about either crime is urged to contact the local Detective Division at (985) 732-6238.
While cops responded to the first scene and transported the critically injured victim to the hospital, the second shooting was reported on Marshall Richardson Road.
A vehicle was shot, though passengers were not hit, and cops believe it may have been connected to the first shooting.
The first shooting occurred just before 6pm outside of a home on Superior Avenue in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Upon arrival, officers found that one victim had been transported to a nearby hospital while another was critically injured at the scene.
What happened to JayDaYoungan?
The Bogalusa Police Department has confirmed that the rapper JayDaYoungan, whose real name is Javorius Tykies Scott, died as a result of his injuries from a shooting outside of a Louisiana home.
JayDaYoungan’s relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr, has been transported to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition, cops said.
Bogalusa Police confirmed earlier in the evening that two separate shootings had occurred and that they were investigating a possible connection between the incidents.
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