Rapper Lil Tjay ‘shot and undergoing emergency surgery’ with manhunt launched for suspects

The Run It Up rapper was allegedly shot just after midnight Wednesday in Edgewater, New Jersey, TMZ reports.

Rapper Lil Tjay has reportedly been shot in New Jersey
Rapper Lil Tjay has reportedly been shot in New JerseyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The extent of Lil Tjay's injuries remains unknown
The extent of Lil Tjay’s injuries remains unknownCredit: Getty

Sources revealed to the outlet that Lil Tjay is currently undergoing emergency surgery; however, the extent of his injuries is unknown.

According to TMZ, there were two shootings in the Edgewater area – one at a Chipotle restaurant and another at a nearby Exxon Gas station.

The victim at the Chipotle was shot several times, while the other victim at the Exxon was only shot once, sources told the outlet.

TMZ has identified the victim shot at Chiptole as Lil Tjay – the second gunshot victim remains unknown.

Police in Edgewater are actively searching for the suspect.

The Bergen County Prosecutors Office said the major crimes unit and Edgewater PD are investigating both shootings.


News of Lil Tjay’s shooting sent shock waves through the rap world, as fans quickly sent their prayers on social media.

“Praying for lil tjay, hopefully he’s gonna make it. He’s got so much left to give to the world, I’m tired of browsing the Internet and finding rappers with mad potential getting lost because someone shot em,” one fan tweeted.

A second fan shared: “Pray for Lil Tjay man we can’t lose him too 💔🙏🏽.”

“Pray for Lil Tjay 💔😔 Hope you make it bro 💔,” wrote another person.

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