Rapper Lil Tjay hospitalized after restaurant shootout
American rapper Lil Tjay has been rushed to the hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Edgewater, New Jersey. It is reported by TMZ.
21-year-old Tion Dalyan Merritt (real name of the singer) got into a shootout, after which he was operated on. During the armed attack, which took place in a restaurant and at a gas station, another person was injured.
Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the shootout. One of the detainees was 27-year-old Mohamed Konate, who allegedly shot Lil Tjay. According to law enforcement officers, he attacked the rapper for the purpose of robbery. He is charged with three counts of attempted murder, armed assault, and aggravated assault. Two other detainees turned out to be friends of the performer. They are accused of illegal possession of weapons.
The severity of the victim was not reported.