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Rapper Lil Tjay reportedly out of emergency surgery following NJ shooting

Written by on June 22, 2022

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According to TMZ, rapper Lil Tjay, born Tione Merritt, is out of emergency surgery after he was shot in New Jersey early Wednesday morning. 

ABC affiliate WABC said police officers responded to a call at the Promenade in Edgewater at 12:08 a.m., where they found two men with gunshot wounds. At the time of the report, both men had been taken to the hospital to be treated for their wounds.

Authorities told WABC the shooting “does not appear to be [a] random act.”

Lil Tjay teased his new song “Stressed” earlier this month and was expected to go on tour starting June 25. 

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