The rapper known as JayDaYoungan, real name Javorius Tykies Scott, died of gunshot wounds after being shot outside his home in Bogalusa, Louisiana, on Wednesday night.
The Bogalusa Police Department confirmed the shooting of the 24-year-old along with close relative Kenyatta Scott Sr., who was shot roughly 30 minutes after the first attack. The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on July 27.
JayDaYoungan was quickly transported to the hospital. Police said he succumbed to his injuries before midnight. His relative was also hospitalized and remains in stable condition. The shootings may be linked, officials suggest.
“This is a very fluid situation,” said in a statement issued by police. “Our officers are working diligently to identify the subjects responsible for these crimes.”
One month before the shooting, JayDaYoungan was released from jail after serving a seven-month term for charges of illegally bearing firearms. He was on house arrest as stated on release conditions after pleading guilty to violating the Federal Gun Control Act.
The young rapper faced assault charges and illegal possession of oxycodone last year, as well as being unlawfully armed with a pistol.
His partner, CaRena, posted a message following his death in the caption of a series of videos.
“Thank god my last words to you were I love you, I hope you know how much tho… I’m so hurt bae, how could you leave me like that,” the message began. “I would’ve never left you… EVER, one thing we could do is make each other smile, such a kind-hearted sweet soul.”