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Rapper Lil TJay shot multiple times in New Jersey, on 2022

Lil TJay was one of two men who were shot Wednesday morning in New Jersey, just weeks after declaring it was going to be “a good summer.”

The Bronx-born rapper was hit several times in The Promenade in Edgewater. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said police responded to reports of shootings at the location after midnight.

When they arrive, they discover 21-year-old Lil TJay, whose real name is Tion Marriott, who has been shot several times.

Officials said 22-year-old Antoine Boyd was also found with a bullet wound.

Both were taken to the district hospital for treatment. Officials did not release their terms, although TMZ reported that Lil TJayhad emergency surgery.

Rapper Lil TJay shot multiple times in New Jersey

Authorities said the shooting took place when Mohamed Konate tried to rob Lil TJay, Boyd, and a third man, who was with rapper Jeffrey Valdez, 24-year-old. Valdez and Boyd both had an illegal weapon at the time.

Konate was arrested later on Wednesday by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the New York Police Department. Officials said his extradition to New Jersey is currently pending.

He has been charged with three counts of attempt to murder, three counts of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and aggravated assault of the fourth degree.

Both Boyd and Valdez were charged with illegal possession of a weapon and are being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, awaiting a preliminary hearing.

Lil TJay is a Bronx-born rapper who has over 7 million followers on Instagram. He rose to fame on SoundCloud and was signed by Columbia Records in 2018. Their debut album, “True 2 Myself”, peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard 200.

In an Instagram post just two weeks before the shooting, the rapper posted a video of himself with a big chain dancing shirtless

According to tour dates posted on SeatGeek.com and the rapper’s website, he was scheduled to perform at American Dream Mall’s Nickelodeon Universe theme park on July 22, as well as at several concerts in Europe.

Fellow artists and athletes prayed for the injured rapper.

Hip-hop star French Montana tweeted, “Pray for my little brother.”

He was indicted on New Year’s Eve on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property, and illegal possession of marijuana. He was sprung on a $50,000 bond posted by celebrity bondsman Ira Judelson.

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