Rapper JayDaYoungan shot outside Louisiana home, dead at 24. Up-and-coming rapper JayDaYoungan died after suffering gunshot wounds Wednesday night outside his home in Louisiana.
The 24-year-old musician, known for his hits “23 Island” and “Elimination,” was shot along with a male relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr., Bogalusa Police Department confirmed to The Post.
The shooting took place just before 6 p.m., with the rapper — whose real name is Javorius Tykies Scott — being rushed to the hospital in critical condition. JayDaYoungan ultimately died just before midnight, police said. The rapper’s relative remains in stable condition.
“This is a very fluid situation. Our officers are working diligently to identify the subjects responsible for these crimes,” police said in a statement.
Cops said another shooting happened about 30 minutes after the one involving the rapper. Officials said it was possible the shootings were linked.
JayDaYoungan leaves behind a young son, according to his social media posts.
Just hours before his untimely death, the rapper posted a video on Instagram showing a child believed to be his son.
The rapper landed a music deal with Atlantic Records in 2017. According to his bio on Pandora, he gained popularity with “Spinning” and “Taking Off.”
His career saw him collaborate with artists including Lil Durk, Lato, and Moneybagg Yo. He released his debut album “23 Is Back” in June 2021. His mixtape “Forever 23” and first official studio effort “Baby23” both charted on Billboard.
He racked up over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube and boasted a whopping 2.7 million followers on Instagram.
The shooting comes just one month after he was released from jail for gun-related charges.
The rapper was known for some of his popular songs like “23 Island”, “Catch Me in Traffic”, and “Muddy Situation’”.
Police say a close family member identified as Kenyatta Scott, Sr. was also injured in the incident.
Just before 6 p.m. that evening, police say authorities received a called of a shooting in the 600 block of Superior Avenue.
Officers responding to the scene stated one victim was taken to Our Lady of the Angels Emergency Room.
A second victim, still on the scene, was critically wounded and treated on scene by EMS, then transported to the emergency room.
Police say while working a chaotic scene at the hospital and working the crime scene on Superior Avenue, another shooting unfolded in the 800 block of Marshall Richardson Road just after 7 p.m.