Lil Tjay's alleged shooter arrested as rapper remains in hospital

22 June 2022, 15:20 | Updated: 23 June 2022, 10:25

Lil Tjay reportedly shot and undergoing emergency surgery
Lil Tjay reportedly shot and undergoing emergency surgery. Picture: Getty

Three men have been arrested after the incident

UPDATE 23/6/22: Police have arrested three men in relation to the shooting of Lil Tjay yesterday.

In a statement released by Bergen County Prosecutors, the men attempted to commit an armed robbery against the rapper.

Mohamed Konate has been charged with attended murder and armed robbery, and the other two men were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

According to the police,Tione “Lil TJay” Merritt, was shot multiple times and one of the rapper's friends was shot once.

TMZ reports that Lil Tjay is out of surgery and appears to be in a better condition.

22/6/22: Rapper Lil Tjay was reportedly shot last night and is undergoing emergency surgery, TMZ reports.

Law enforcement allegedly disclosed to the publication that the rapper was shot in Edgewater, New Jersey just after midnight on Wednesday (22nd June.)

Lil Tjay was reportedly shot just after midnight on Wednesday.
Lil Tjay was reportedly shot just after midnight on Wednesday. Picture: Getty

The report claims the incident took place at two sites. One victim was shot several times at a Chipotle restaurant, and another was shot once at a nearby Exxon Gas station. The identity of the second victim is unknown.

Lil Tjay, 21, is said to be undergoing surgery at the time of writing, while the extent of his wounds and condition have not yet been revealed.

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