Rapper JayDaYoungan, 24, shot and killed in Louisiana hometown

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Rapper JayDaYoungan was killed successful a shooting successful his hometown of Bogalusa, Louisiana, local police said. The artist, whose existent sanction is Javorius Scott, died astatine the property of 24. 

The Bogalousa Police Department said they responded to a shooting precocious Wednesday day and recovered 2 radical who were wounded. Authorities identified 1 of the victims arsenic Scott, who died arsenic a effect of his injuries. 

The different unfortunate was Kenyatta Scott Sr., a adjacent household subordinate of the rapper, and helium was hospitalized successful unchangeable condition, constabulary said. Police are investigating leads and conducting interviews to find the shooter.

Pandora SXSW 2018 Rapper Jaydayoungan was killed successful a shooting successful Louisiana. Vivien Killilea

JayDaYoungan, who had millions of followers connected societal media, was known for his deed songs, "23 Island," "Elimination" and "Opps," and considered a rising prima successful the rap scene. He dropped retired of precocious schoolhouse to statesman his rapping career. His debut album, "Misunderstood," peaked astatine No. 43 connected the Billboard 200. 

In caller years, helium was dealing with ineligible trouble. He was sentenced to situation successful June for possession of a firearm portion nether indictment oregon felony, the Department of Justice announced. He was nether indictment for felony crimes successful Texas. He was sentenced to clip served aft 7 months successful situation successful the Louisiana case. 

Investigators person connected the rapper to crimes involving pack rivalries successful parts of Louisiana,  CBS affiliate WWL-TV reported. While the probe is ongoing, constabulary judge the unit was retaliatory, the presumption said. 

As his fans mourned, his girlfriend, CaRena V., posted a tribute to JayDaYoungan connected Instagram. 

"thank God my past words to you were I emotion you, I anticipation you cognize however overmuch tho…. Im truthful wounded bae, however could you permission maine similar that 💔" she wrote. 

His besides decease comes much than a period aft helium and his woman mourned the nonaccomplishment of their newborn baby. 

"first mazi present you ion cognize however I tin support going… im sooooo hurt… my champion friend, my headache, my husband, my everything, my baby, you didn't merit this," she added. 

Bogalousa Mayor Wendy O'Quin-Perrette posted a video connected Facebook in the aftermath of the fatal shooting. 

"We commune for the victims and their families," she said. "And commune for bid wrong our city." 

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Christopher Brito is simply a societal media shaper and trending writer for CBS News, focusing connected sports and stories that impact issues of contention and culture.

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