In the days since 24-year-old rapper JayDaYoungan was fatally shot in his home state of Louisana, more details about the tragic incident have become available.
On Friday (July 29), the artist’s grandfather, LC Jefferson, said: “No stone will be left unturned until we find out who took him. This is just what I heard. Someone came out from behind the house in a balaclava.” . and shot him dead.”
“In broad daylight, on a busy street. People have become so comfortable where they think they can knock someone down and not get caught,” he added.
Since then, JayDaYoungan’s father, who was with his son at the time of the attack, has spoken with TMZ to share your side of the story.
According to Kenyatta Scott, he and the “Heaven Gates” hitmaker were sitting in the front yard of their Louisana home on Wednesday night when a black truck pulled up outside and three people walked out with guns.
JayDaYoungan in 2018 — Vivien Killilea/Getty Images
Scott and his son reportedly tried to run inside the house, but when two more people also carrying weapons approached the side of the property, shots immediately rang out.
JayDaYoungan’s father revealed that he was also armed at the time and shot his assailants in defense of his family. During the incident, Scott was shot twice in the arm and his son was hit at least eight times, resulting in extensive blood loss and ultimately an untimely death.
Scott feels that the Bogalusa native was killed “as a result of jealousy” at having made it out of his hometown. “He thinks whoever was behind the shooting was envious of JDY’s success,” TMZ grades
The artist’s father added that Jay had no problems with anyone and that he doesn’t believe the murder was gang-related or that his son knows the gunmen. Despite this, however, Bogalusa Police Chief Kendall Bullen told the outlet that local authorities are considering all motives, including gang and/or retaliation.
It has been noted that the police seem to believe that there was only one shooter. At this time, no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.
Kenyatta Scott has asked that fans remember JayDaYoungan as a “good, humble and respectful boy”. RIP.
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