Edgewater Shooting: Rapper Lil Tjay wounded, three arrested
NEW JERSEY - Three men have been arrested in connection to a double shooting in Edgewater, New Jersey, early Wednesday morning that reportedly left rapper Lil Tjay in critical condition.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor's office, the men are being charged with attempted murder, weapons possession, and armed robbery.
TMZ reports that the 22-year-old rapper was one of two people shot at City Place, a shopping and luxury residential complex along the Hudson River waterfront.
Police responded to a 911 call at 12:08 a.m. about a shooting at a Chipotle Restaurant inside City Place where they discovered a 22-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said.
Officers also responded to a nearby Exxon Station located at 478 River Road where they found another 22-year-old victim with a gunshot wound.
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Both victims were transported to an area hospital where they were being treated. TMZ, citing a source, reports that Tjay underwent surgery and "appears to be doing better."
The prosecutor's office later tweeted that one victim was upgraded from critical to stable condition while the other victim was in good condition and had non-life-threatening injuries.
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 05: Rapper Lil TJay backstage at Lil Tjay in Concert at Buckhead Theatre on March 5, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
The prosecutor said the shooting "does not appear to be [a] random act," indicating that someone targeted Tjay or the other victim or both.
Police are investigating a red Dodge Durango at the scene with a bullet hole in the driver's window, according to NorthJersey.com.
The Bronx native, whose most recent hit song "In My Head" has more than 12 million views on YouTube, wrote on Twitter earlier this month: "Dis gon be a good summer… "
Messages of support have been posted online from fans and the entertainment community.
Fellow rapper French Montana wrote, "pray for my lil bro lil Tjay," with a prayer hand emoji.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Lil Tjay performs during Rolling Loud NYC at Citi Field on October 30, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images)