Rapper JayDaYoungan shot dead outside his home in Louisiana, 24

Up-and-coming rapper JayDaYoungan died after being shot and injured Wednesday night outside his home in Louisiana.

The 24-year-old musician, known for his hits “23 Island” and “Elimination,” was shot dead along with a male relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr., the Bogalusa Police Department confirmed to The Post.

Filming took place shortly before 6pm, with the rapper – real name Javorius Tykies Scott – being rushed to hospital in critical condition.

JayDaYoungan ultimately died just before midnight, police said.

The rapper’s loved one 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.

The 24-year-old was shot and killed outside his home in Louisiana.
The 24-year-old was shot and killed outside his home in Louisiana.
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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 who is believed to be his son.

The rapper landed a music deal with Atlantic Records in 2017. His career has seen him collaborate with artists including Lil Durk, Lato and Moneybagg Yo. He released his debut album “23 Is Back” in June 2021.

He amassed over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube and had 2.7 million followers on Instagram.

The shooting comes just a month after he was released from prison on gun-related charges.

In October 2021, he was caught carrying a gun he was not allowed to be armed with as he was concurrently facing assault charges in Texas, as well as unlawful possession of oxycodone.

He was out on $175,000 bail at the time after being arrested in September 2021 on suspicion of being an accessory to second-degree murder.

It’s still unclear if the rapper was linked to the shooting.

He was sentenced to five years in prison for the firearms charges, but was released last month and credited with serving time.

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