Rapper JayDaYoungan has been killed after being shot in Louisiana, and his father was also shot at but is currently alive.
The harrowing incident took place outside a home on Superior Avenue in Bogalusa. Rumours soon began to surface on social media, and then details of a shooting which matched up with the story appeared on the Bogalusa Police Department’s Facebook page. They later confirmed the rapper’s death in a second statement.
“We can now identify the victims as Javorius Scott, A.K.A. Jay da Youngin, and his father, Kenyatta Scott Sr.,” the police statement reads. “We can also confirm that Javorius Scott has died as a result of his injuries. Kenyatta Scott has been transported to another facility and we have been told he is in stable condition. Detectives are currently conducting interviews and working leads. Further information will follow as it becomes available.”
On early Wednesday evening, they initially reported the incident and told local residents: “On Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 at 5:50 pm the Bogalusa Police Department received a call of a shooting in the 600 block of Superior Avenue.”
Their statement continued: “Officers responded and found that one victim had been transported by POV to Our Lady of the Angels Emergency Room. Another victim, still on scene, was critically wounded and was treated on scene by EMS, then transported to OLA ER. Their condition cannot be released at this time.”
Jay was released from prison earlier last month after a seven-month spell behind bars for possession of a firearm while under indictment for a felony. The 24-year-old was also charged last year with child desertion, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of persons under 17 years of age and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with weapons present.
Additionally, he’d also previously been arrested for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice as the result of a homicide. He was under house arrest at the time of his death.