JayDaYoungan was laid to rest on Sunday, less than two weeks after his tragic shooting. He was honored with a funeral at Bogalusa High School’s auditorium, where hundreds attended to pay their last respects.
Bogalusa, Louisiana, Mayor Wendy O’Quin-Perrette also mourned his loss in a statement later shared on Facebook.
“As a lifelong resident of Bogalusa, I share with you a love for the traditions, history, and hometown flavour of our city,” she wrote. “The city of Bogalusa and our people mean everything to me. The violence that has affected Bogalusa’s citizens is alarming. As your mayor for the last eight years, I have, alongside so many of you, wrangled the damage of floods, hurricanes, COVID, and other unavoidable catastrophes.”
She continued, “But the violence we have recently witnessed is entirely avoidable, and as the leader of our city it is my sworn duty to do everything within my power to keep the people of Bogalusa safe. The pain that has been caused by the loss of JayDaYoungan and the injury of Kenyatta Scott Sr. is indescribable to the family and friends of these victims, and to our community as well.”
As previously reported, JayDaYoungan, born Javorius Scott, and his father, Kenyatta Scott Sr., were struck in a July 27 shooting. The rapper passed away, while his dad survived and suffered injuries.
No arrests have been made yet.
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