Louisiana rapper JayDaYoungan is ambushed and shot dead by five men

Rapper JayDaYoungan was shot and killed by five men who ambushed him as he and his father sat outside their home in Louisiana.

The musician, whose real name is Javorius Scott, was shot at least eight times according to his father, Kenyatta Scott, who was shot twice in the arm.

Speaking to TMZ, Scott recounted how he and his 24-year-old son were sitting on the lawn outside their Bogalusa home on Wednesday night when a black truck pulled up in front of them and three armed people jumped out.

Scott said that as he and his son tried to flee to their home, they were met by two other people with guns who opened fire on them.

The father had his own pistol on him and returned fire to the attackers. JayDaYoungan was rushed to hospital with severe blood loss and died there after undergoing surgery. Her father remains in hospital in stable condition.

Despite Scott’s account, police said they are only looking for one shooter and have not yet identified any suspects. Bogalusa Police Chief Kendall Bullen told TMZ his department is looking into all motives for the shooting, including gang-related activity.

JayDaYoungan signed with Atlantic Records in 2017. He had just been released from prison in June on gun-related charges.

JayDaYoungan, 24, real name Javorius Scott, died after being shot outside his home in Bogalusa alongside a male relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr., police confirmed.

JayDaYoungan, 24, real name Javorius Scott, died after being shot outside his home in Bogalusa alongside a male relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr., police confirmed.

Police announced that JayDaYoungan died just before midnight.  Scott Sr. - who some reports say is the rapper's father - is said to be in stable condition

Police announced that JayDaYoungan died just before midnight. Scott Sr. – who some reports say is the rapper’s father – is said to be in stable condition

Police outside JayDaYoungan's Louisiana home after the shooting.  The rapper's blue car is visible in the driveway

Police outside JayDaYoungan’s Louisiana home after the shooting. The rapper’s blue car is visible in the driveway

The rapper’s father said he didn’t believe the attack was gang-related, saying his son had no conflicts with anyone.

Instead, Scott said he believed the attack was fueled by jealousy, that the person behind the attack was jealous of his son’s success.

Scott said he hopes his son will be remembered as a “good, humble and respectful child”.

JayDaJoungan’s grandfather, LC Jefferson, told WDSU the family is determined to find the killers.

“There won’t be anything to complain about until we find out who took it,” he said.

‘That’s just what I hear. Someone came from behind the house in a ski mask and shot him. In broad daylight. On a busy road. People have become so comfortable where they think they can take someone down without getting caught.

Police outside JayDayYoungan's home after he was shot dead on Wednesday night

Police outside JayDayYoungan’s home after he was shot dead on Wednesday night

The rapper's father said he didn't believe the attack was gang-related, saying his son had no conflicts with anyone.

The rapper’s father said he didn’t believe the attack was gang-related, saying his son had no conflicts with anyone.

Instead, Scott said he believed the attack was fueled by jealousy, that the person behind the attack was jealous of his son's success.

Instead, Scott said he believed the attack was fueled by jealousy, that the person behind the attack was jealous of his son’s success.

JayDaJoungan's grandfather, LC Jefferson (above) told WDSU the family is determined to find the killers

JayDaJoungan’s grandfather, LC Jefferson (above) told WDSU the family is determined to find the killers

Two other shootings in which no one was injured took place nearby that same night. Police say they were linked to the attack that killed JayDaYoungan but did not provide further details.

Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette called for community members to be vigilant in ending local violence.

‘The senseless shooting in Bogalusa [is] another tragic reminder of the pain that violent crime brings,” she said in a statement, “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims. As your mayor and as a mother, I plead on behalf of our community and for our children: today must mean enough, it is finally enough. Stop the violence! See something, say something.

JayDaYoungan faces five years in prison on the gun charges, but was released in June and credited with serving time

JayDaYoungan faces five years in prison on the gun charges, but was released in June and credited with serving time

JayDaYoungan, 24, whose real name is Javorius Scott, died after being shot outside the home in Bogalusa, alongside a male relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr., police confirmed that JayDaYoungan had signed with Atlantic records in 2017. He had worked alongside rappers like Lil Durk, Boosie Badazz, Moneybagg Yo and Lato

JayDaYoungan was signed to Atlantic Records in 2017. He had worked alongside rappers like Lil Durk, Boosie Badazz, Moneybagg Yo, and Lato.

In October 2021, police caught JayDaYoungan with a 9mm pistol he was not authorized to carry due to charges he was facing in Texas for assault on a pregnant woman and unlawful possession. of oxycodone.

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

JayDaYoungan was also out on $175,000 bail at the time after an arrest on September 21 on suspicion of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and obstructing justice.

This arrest stems from an August 2020 incident in which a gunman fired a gun into a crowd of approximately 100 people, unintentionally killing a 21-year-old. It is not known if JayDaYoungan was linked to the shooting.

The rapper was a proud father of a young son, photos of whom he often shared on his Instagram account

The rapper was a proud father of a young son, photos of whom he often shared on his Instagram account.

In his latest Instagram post – posted a day ago – JayDaYoungan rapped while dancing and playing with his son.

JayDaYoungan’s best known singles are Opps, 23 Island and Elimination. Her 2019 album Misunderstood peaked at number 43 on the top 200 of the Billboard charts.

After dropping out of high school at 18 to pursue music, the rapper found early success posting his music on YouTube and gaining fame through social media.

JayDaYoungan signed with Atlantic Records in 2017. He had worked alongside rappers like Lil Durk, Boosie Badazz, Moneybagg Yo and Lato.

It’s unclear how much money the 24-year-old has made in his short career, but a 2021 press release from Atlantic Records said he’s garnered at least 2.8 billion streams across the world.

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