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Rapper Lil Tjay shot in New Jersey

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Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that 27-year-old Mohamed Konate was taken into custody Wednesday, just hours after he allegedly opened fire on Tjay during an attempted robbery at a shopping centre.

Tjay was reportedly wounded multiple times, while one of his friends, Antoine Boyd, was shot once, Complex reports.

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The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Edgewater Police Department say Konate tried to rob Tjay, Boyd, and Jeffrey Valdez shortly after midnight in Edgewater.

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He is now facing three counts of first-degree attempted murder, three counts of first-degree armed robbery, a multiple weapons-related charges.

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Valdez and Boyd were also arrested and each charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. Prosecutors say the two are being held in Bergen County Jail pending their first court appearance.

Konate is reportedly awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

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Law enforcement .s tell TMZ the rapper, legal name Tione Merritt, has undergone emergency surgery and appears to be doing better; however, the extent of his injuries and current condition were not immediately known.

Shortly before the shooting, Tjay posted the following “PSA” on his Instagram stories: “Just because you’ve been around a person doesn’t make you entitled to the fruits of that persons labor. Envy Is At An All Time High Be Safe Outchea.”

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Lil Tjay was reportedly shot overnight in the Edgewater area of New Jersey.

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Prosecutors had said earlier one victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition but was by then described as stable, while the other victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and is in “good” condition.

But the later announcement did not directly delineate whether Lil Tjay was the one described as having suffered the more severe injuries.

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The report alleges the incident was comprised of one shooting at a local Chipotle, as well as another shooting at a gas station. While the article also includes mention of a second victim, additional information had not been made public at the time of this writing.

Culled from Complex. Read more

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