Rapper Lil Tjay, born Tione Jayden Merritt, has been shot in Edgewater, New Jersey.
According to reports, there were two shootings in the area, one at a Chipotle Restaurant and another at an Exxon Gas station. It’s unknown which location Lil Tjay was shot but two other individuals were injured.
Lil Tjay was reportedly shot after midnight on Wednesday (June 22) and the extent of his injuries are unclear. However, TMZ reports he is currently in emergency surgery.
Born and raised in the Bronx, the 21-year old is known for the songs “Calling My Phone,” “Not in the Mood” and, his most recent hit, “In My Head,” which has over 12 million views on YouTube. He also has 7 million followers on Instagram.
Cops have arrested 3 men as a result of Lil Tjay’s shooting, one of which they say was the trigger man.
A release from Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office states Mohamed Konate attempted to commit an armed robbery against Lil Tjay and two other men who were with the rapper.
According to cops, Konate shot Tjay multiple times and one of the rapper’s friends was shot once.
Konate has been charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder. The two men who were with Tjay were also arrested for second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.