Lil Tjay Was Shot In New Jersey Last Night

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Lil Tjay Was Shot In New Jersey Last Night

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Lil Tjay, the 21-year-old Bronx-born rapper known for hits like “Pop Out” with Polo G and “Calling My Phone” with 6LACK, has been shot. TMZ reports that Tjay (real name Tione Merritt) was shot in Edgewater, NJ just after midnight last night, and that another unnamed person was shot in a connected shooting nearby. One was shot at a Chipotle, the other at an Exxon gas station, but it’s unclear which person was shot where. At the time of TMZ’s report, Tjay was in emergency surgery. The extent of his injuries has not been revealed.

UPDATE: NorthJersey.com has identified the second victim as Antoine Boyd, who was with Tjay and another friend, Jeffrey Valdez, during the shootings. Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office characterized it as an attempted armed robbery and announced the arrest of 27-year-old Mohamed Konate for the crimes.

UPDATE 2 (6/23): Lil Tjay remains unconscious in the hospital as of Thursday afternoon, as TMZ reports.

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