Rap star Lil Tjay is reportedly undergoing emergency surgery after being struck during a double shooting in Edgewater, New Jersey, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Tjay, who was born in New York’s Bronx borough under the name Tione Jayden Merritt, was either reportedly hit at an Exxon gas station or at a nearby Chipotle in Edgewater, which is 18 miles north of Newark and 16 miles west of New York. The shooting happened just before midnight, TMZ reported.
One of the victims at the Exxon station was hit once while the other the victim was hit multiple times at the Chipotle, local authorities indicated.
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Law enforcement has not confirmed which of the two shooting victims is the famed rapper. Thus far, the only information that has been released is that both gunshot victims are 22 years old.
At about 9 a.m., TMZ reported that the man in the operating room is the rapper Tjay.
Lil Tjay, who enjoys a vast Instagram fan base of seven million followers, released his sophomore project, Destined 2 Win, in April 2021.
Stay tuned for further details as the situation remains fluid.