Lil Tjay Still Unconscious After Shooting
Lil Tjay is reportedly still unconscious after being shot several times June 22 in Edgewater, New Jersey.
TMZ reports after undergoing emergency surgery for the gunshot wounds, the rapper has made only some leg movements. The specific injuries suffered by Lil Tjay, whose true name is Tione Jayden Merritt, are not public at this time.
Three men have been arrested in the case. 27-year-old Mohamed Konate is believed to be the shooter. Konate also suffered gunshot wounds and prosecutors say hospital video shows someone leaving him on the ground outside the hospital building. His charges include three counts of first-degree attempted murder and three counts of first-degree armed robbery. Additionally, the two men who were with Tjay were arrested for second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, KABC-TV reports.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Lil Tjay is known for the songs "Calling My Phone,” "Not in the Mood” and, his most recent hit, "In My Head,” released this year.