American rapper JayDaYoungan, best known for his singles 23 Island, Elimination and Opps, was shot and killed Wednesday night in a small town in Louisiana , local police said.
The musician, who had recently posted photos on Instagram showing him performing with his young son, died in his hometown of Bogalusa, a clarified this source in a press release.
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“Javorius Scott died of his injuries” after the shooting, which took place shortly before 6 p.m., police said, also citing his alias JayDaYoungan.
An “immediate family member” who was also injured is in stable condition in hospital, the statement added without giving further details.
According to media reports, the second victim is believed to be the late rapper's father.
Police added that an investigation is ongoing and that they will release “further information” when it is “available”.
23 Island was released three years ago and has 173 million views on YouTube.