Who killed YNT Juan? Rapper shot in car in Connecticut, fans say ‘gun violence needs to stop’
Hartford police are investigating Juan's death who was found shot in a car. This is the 25th homicide police are investigating in Hartford this year
Weeks after former Tupac’s affiliate Gonzoe and Chicago drill rapper Edai were shot and killed another rapper faced the same fate. Teen hip-hop artist YNT Juan was found dead in a parked car in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday, August 8. The 17-year-old rapper was reportedly shot and killed in the same neighborhood.
According to the publication The Courant, Hartford police are investigating the killing of Juan who was found shot in a car on Sunday. Cops were dispatched to the area 258 Martin St where they spotted the teenager dead in a parked car. This is the 25th homicide police are investigating in Hartford this year. Speaking of rappers getting shot and killed, we recently saw artists like VNZA, Supa Gates, KTS Dre, and Mike Darole making headlines due to the same unfortunate reason.
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Who killed YNT Juan?
YNT Juan, whose real name is Juan Bautista Garcia, was an upcoming rapper with over 25,000 followers on Instagram and close to 4,000 subscribers on YouTube. As to who killed the rapper, it is yet to be revealed as the Hartford Police Major Crime and Crime Scene divisions are still investigating the crime. Speaking on the unfortunate incident, one of his childhood friends told The Courant, “He was only 17-years-old. He never went live on his Instagram to talk about drama, he only went on there to support his friends or promote his music. [He] didn’t even get to graduate school yet.”
YNT Juan had recently dropped a single called ‘Power Remix’ and he was busy promoting it on social media. The late rapper had also dropped other singles called ‘Snakes’, ‘Detroit’, ‘Watch How I Flex’ and ‘Deady’ among a few others. Juan is the latest rapper whose life got cut short due to gun violence- an unsettling trend that also led to the death of prominent rappers like Mo3, Hot Boy Ju, King Von and others in recent months.
‘This gun violence needs to stop’, says Twitter
Hip-hop fans poured in their tributes for the 17-year-old rapper as soon as the news of him getting shot and killed hit the Internet. One user stated, “A rapper is shot & killed everyday smh...17yr old YNT Juan shot dead, R.I.P.” Another posted, “RIP YNT JUAN. North End’s own. The Good Die Young.” Whereas, one posted, “They banging like that in CONNECTICUT?? Wtf is going on??” And, another tweeted, “This gun violence needs to stop. Lost to soon. Rip.” One person concluded, “Tired of these young rappers leaving us wake up black culture self genocide is not the way.”
A rapper is shot & killed everyday smh...17yr old YNT Juan shot dead, R.I.P.🙏🕊— Chief M🤫rley754🚶💭™ (@Elifrmtheleague) August 10, 2021
RIP YNT JUAN. 🇵🇷— evan-ross esjay presents (@evanrossesjay) August 10, 2021
North End’s own.
The Good Die Young.
They banging like that in CONNECTICUT?? Wtf is going on?? pic.twitter.com/m2V5rlN94H— Flyra Glass (@BackhandBandit) August 10, 2021
This gun violence needs to stop. Lost to soon. Rip.— Whodie 🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺 (@whodie305) August 10, 2021
Tired of these young rappers leaving us wake up black culture self genocide is not the way 🙏🏽— KBIZZLE THA DON👑 (@DonKbizzle) August 10, 2021