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Rapper Lil Tjay in Surgery After New Jersey Shooting

21-year-old musician was out of surgery as of 1 p.m. EST and his condition was improving, though “he’s still not out of the woods yet.”

The shooting of Lil Tjay is part of a grim uptick in violence that has affected rappers around the country in the last few years

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office put out a statement that two 22 year olds were shot at a large shopping center near the Hudson River.

The office later released a social media statement indicating that the shooting

Celebrities who have shown support for Lil Tjay following the shooting include his collaborators French Montana, The Kid Laroi, and Fivio Foreign, as well as NBA star

Tjay began taking music seriously after being released from jail in 2017, and achieved mainstream success in 2018