RAP star Lil Tjay is hospitalized and reportedly in stable condition after he was shot at a shopping center in New Jersey.
Rumors have been circulating on social media that the rapper, 21, is dead, but Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office shared an update confirming that the shooting victim thought to be Lil Tjay has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.
The star, whose real name is Tione Jayden Merritt, underwent emergency surgery after the attack, according to TMZ.
Multiple shots were fired just after midnight near City Place Shopping Center in Edgewater. Police were called to two locations – one at a Chipotle and one near an Exxon gas station nearby.
Prosecutors have announced that Mohamed Konate has been charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and weapons offenses in connection to the shooting.
Along with Konate, the two men with Tjay at the time of the shooting, Jeffrey Valdez and Antoine Boyd, have been arrested and charged for second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
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