Lil Tjay teases return following near-fatal shooting: “I’m back”

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Lil Tjay is prepping for his musical return after surviving a near-fatal accident in June. In a new billboard displayed in his hometown of the Bronx, he teased, “I’m back.”

The promising message comes roughly two months after Tjay was shot at The Promenade in Edgewater, New Jersey. Bergen County prosecutors say he was struck in the thoracic cavity after resisting the suspect’s attempt at an armed robbery. He was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery. Tjay was unconscious, causing initial concerns he wouldn’t make it; he was discharged from the hospital last month.

Meanwhile, suspect Mohamed Konate was arrested, held at Rikers Island and later extradited to a New Jersey county jail. He faces three counts of first-degree attempted murder in connection to the shooting. Tjay’s friends Antoine Boyd and Jeffrey Valdez, one of whom exchanged gunfire with Konate, were charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

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