Louisiana rapper JayDaYoungan was gunned down outside his home on Wednesday, and now his dad is opening up to TMZ about witnessing the shooting.
Kenyatta Scott told the outlet he was sitting on the front porch of their Bogalusa home with JayDaYoungan, born Javorious Scott, when a black truck pulled up. Three people got out of the vehicle with guns.
Scott says that he and JDY, 24, tried to run inside, but two more people with guns came at them from the side. When the suspects began shooting, Scott shot back. He was shot twice and remains hospitalized.
JDY was shot at least eight times during the shootout. He was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery but later succumbed to his injuries.
Scott believes his son was targeted due to jealousy. He does not believe it was gang-related and said his son didn’t have issues with anyone.
Bogalusa Police Chief Kendall Bullen told TMZ that the rapper’s murder is under investigation, and they are looking at all potential motives, including retaliation and/or gangs. However, investigators believe there was only one shooter, contradictory to what Scott says.
So far, no suspects have been identified, and no one has been arrested.