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Rapper JayDaYoungan, 24, dies after being shot outside his Louisiana home

Up-and-coming rapper JayDaYoungan, 24, dies after being shot outside his Louisiana home just one MONTH after he was freed from jail on gun charges: Close male relative was also injured

  • JayDaYoungan, 24, whose real name is Javorius Scott, was shot outside the home in Bogalusa, alongside a male relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr.
  • The shooting took place just before 6pm, with the rapper being rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition where he died of his injuries
  • Scott Sr., who is some reports say is the rapper’s father, was reported to be in stable condition

Rapper JayDaYoungan died after being shot outside of his Louisiana home on Wednesday evening, just over a month after he was released from prison for gun charges.

The musician, whose real name is Javorius Scott, was shot outside the home in Bogalusa, along with a male relative, Kenyatta Scott Sr., police confirmed.

The shooting took place just before 6pm, with the rapper being rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Sources told TMZ he had lost a considerable amount of blood and was sent immediately to surgery.

Police made the announcement that JayDaYoungan had died just before midnight. Scott Sr. – who some reports say is the rapper’s father – was reported to be in stable condition.

Police said there was another shooting in the neighborhood about a half-hour after the shooting that injured JayDaYoungan. Officials said it was possible that the shootings were linked.

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

JayDaYoungan rapping and dancing in a video he posted the day before he was shot dead

JayDaYoungan rapping and dancing in a video he posted the day before he was shot dead

Police are pictured outside the Louisiana home of rapper JayDaYoungan after he was shot dead Wednesday night

Police are pictured outside the Louisiana home of rapper JayDaYoungan after he was shot dead Wednesday night

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

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

In October of 2021 police caught him with a 9mm pistol he was not permitted to carry due to indictments he was facing in Texas over charges of assault on a pregnant woman and illegal possession of Oxycodone.

JayDaYoungan was also out on a $175,000 bond at the time after a September 21 arrest for suspicion of being accessory to second degree murder and obstruction of justice.

That arrest stemmed from an August 2020 incident in which a gunman fired a gun in a crowd of about 100 people, unintentionally killing a 21-year-old. It is unclear whether JayDaYoungan was connected to the shooting.

He faced five years in prison for the gun charges, but was released in June and credited with time served.

JayDaYoungan faced five years in prison for the gun charges, but was released in June and credited with time served

JayDaYoungan faced five years in prison for the gun charges, but was released in June and credited with time served

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

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

JayDaYoungan’s most well known singles are Opps, 23 Island, and Elimination. His 2019 album Misunderstood reached #43 on the top 200 Billboard charts.

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

Police made the announcement that JayDaYoungan had died just before midnight.  Scott Sr.  - who some reports say is the rapper's father - was reported to be in stable condition

Police made the announcement that JayDaYoungan had died just before midnight. Scott Sr. – who some reports say is the rapper’s father – was reported to be in stable condition

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