Louisiana rapper JayDaYoungan killed in Bogalusa double shooting

Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 8:45 PM CDT
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BOGALUSA, La. (WVUE) - A double shooting in Bogalusa left one person dead, and another injured Wednesday (July 27) evening, according to the Bogalusa Police Department.

The deceased victim was identified as rapper JayDaYoungan, whose real name is Javorius Scott. He was 24.

Police say the other victim was his father, Kenyatta Scott Sr. He was transported to a hospital and is in stable condition.

The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. in the 600 block of Superior Avenue, according to authorities.

Police say while working a chaotic scene at the hospital and working the crime scene on Superior Avenue, another shooting unfolded in the 800 block of Marshall Richardson Road just after 7 p.m. Officers found a vehicle with bullet holes in it. No injuries were reported.

Police believe both shootings are connected.

“He’s been in here often,” Mindy West, the manager of a Bogalusa gas station said. “He was never rude or anything when he came in here. He was really friendly. He’s really popular out this way for sure.”

When asked how this will affect the community, West said “oh, it’s going to be bad.”

She called Scott’s death sad.

Scott recently signed a deal with Atlantic Records and has amassed millions of followers and streams. He was most known for his singles “23 Island,” “Elimination,” and “Opps.”

Scott’s sister posted a series of messages and photos of them together.

“Why did y’all do this to my brother, to my baby,” she posted on Instagram. “I never in a million years would have thought this.”

JayDaYoungan's sister posted a series of heartbreaking messages and videos following the young...
JayDaYoungan's sister posted a series of heartbreaking messages and videos following the young rapper's death.(Instagram)

“I’m sick to my stomach. They wanted this. They wanted to see you like this bro. I’m so sorry,” another Instagram post read. “I love you so much. Sister is so hurt. You was (sic) the goat in my eyes, especially from where we come from baby I’m so sorry!”

Anyone with any information concerning these incidents can call the Detective Division at (985) 732-6238

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