5:45 PM PT — Cops have arrested 3 men as a result of Lil Tjay’s shooting, one of which they say was the trigger man. A release from Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office states Mohamed Konate attempted to commit an armed robbery against Lil Tjay and two other men who were with the rapper.
According to cops, Konate shot Tjay multiple times and one of the rapper’s friends was shot once.
Konate has been charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder. The two men who were with Tjay were also arrested for second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
10:03 AM PT — A source tells us Tjay is out of surgery, and appears to be doing better … but he’s still not out of the woods yet.
Rapper Lil Tjay is undergoing emergency surgery after being shot … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Tjay was shot just after midnight in Edgewater, NJ. We’re told at the time of this post the rapper is in surgery. The extent of his wounds and his condition have not been revealed.
We’re told there were 2 shooting sites — one at a Chipotle Restaurant and another at a nearby Exxon Gas station.
The victim at the Chipotle restaurant was shot several times and the victim at the Exxon was shot once.
We do not know the identity of the second victim.
The suspect or suspects are still at large and police are on the hunt. So far, the motive is unknown.
The incident went down in the middle of the night Wednesday in Edgewater, New Jersey.