Rapper Lil Tjay is reportedly recovering from emergency surgery after being shot. According to reports, the 21-year-old was shot just after midnight on Wednesday in Edgewater, New Jersey. Since the event was reported in two sites, a Chipotle restaurant, and a gas station, there has not been any confirmation of the exact place where Tjay was shot. Another person, whose identity is still unknown, has also been hurt. The rapper’s agents have not provided any information regarding his current health. Scroll below to get further details of the case.
More information on the incident will be made public soon, according to a statement from the Edgewater Police Department and the Major Crimes Unit of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Following his shooting, Lil Tjay is currently trending online. His fans and well-wishers have flooded with concerning posts and messages. In a statement, prosecutor Mark Musella claimed that at midnight, a 911 call was placed to the police, who then responded immediately to the Promenade to find a person suffering from several gunshot wounds.
What Happened To Lil Tjay?
At the Exxon station, a second victim with a gunshot wound was also found. As soon as the information spread online, followers of the musician expressed their concern and well wishes on social media. Investigations are still ongoing, and no suspects have been named. We may learn more about the tale in the following days as it continues to evolve. Lil Tjay, also known as Tione Jayden Merritt, started his career in 2016 by posting songs on SoundCloud. In 2018, he further gave a performance at the Coast 2 Coast Live NYC All Ages Edition.
In 2019, he then appeared in Polo G’s song Pop Out, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition to his first album True 2 Myself, Tjay also released another EP in 2019 titled F.N. In 2020, he released another EP called the State of Emergency after his subsequent single 20/20 made it to the Billboard Hot 100.
Tjay was additionally a part of one of the tracks from Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, the debut album by Pop Smoke. The rapper has garnered a decent fan base among the people who always supported his content and his passion. This happens to be the reason why his fans are so devastated now. Recently, in March, the 21-year-old released another single titled In My Head. The song was released later in 2022. Follow our site for more such updates.