A 24-year-old rapper was shot to death in Bogalusa, Louisiana Wednesday evening. Javorius Scott, also known as JayDaYoungan passed away in the shooting incident and authorities said a family member Kenyatta Scott was injured but not killed.


Police initially reported two shootings in different areas of the small town that were possibly connected, with a car being shot as well. Leads on the potential shooters seem to be slow at the moment, with it being equally possible that whoever was in the car that was shot was involved in the shooting or just a passerby.

JayDaYoungan was a young rising star in the rap scene and had just released the digital EP All Is Well this past March. Some of his highest performing singles were “Elimination,” “Opps” and “23 Island.”

He had also recently featured a rapper that was one of his key inspirations, Kevin Gates, in a song and told Genius while breaking down “Elimination” he wanted to start a label of his own in the future. “When I get to a certain point, I will be signing artists, starting my own label. Just perfecting my craft each and every day,” he said.

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