World · June 22, 2022

Rapper Lil Tjay reportedly undergoes surgery after being shot at

Rapper Lil Tjay reportedly underwent emergency surgery after being shot in New Jersey.

In a morning tweet, the Bergen County Attorney’s Office said its Major Crimes Unit and the Edgewater Police Department are investigating a two-person shootout that occurred around midnight Wednesday at 14 The Promenade. a mall in Edgewater.

TMZ reported Wednesday that one of the victims was the 21-year-old rapper and he was undergoing surgery. The extent of her injuries and his condition were not yet known.

Representatives of the rapper, whose first name is Tione Jayden Merritt, and the prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Times Wednesday.

The shooting reportedly took place in two locations, at a Chipotle restaurant at 14 The Promenade and at a nearby Exxon gas station, TMZ said.

Shortly before filming, the musician “Goin ‘Up” and “Destined 2 Win” posted a “PSA” on his Instagram Stories that read, “Just because you’ve been close to a person doesn’t entitle you to that person’s rewards. laboratory. Envy is at the highest level Be sure Outchea “

On TikTok this week, the rapper shared a snippet of his upcoming single “Stressed” and asked followers when he should abandon it.