17-Year-Old Rapper YNT Juan Shot Dead In Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT – Another rapper’s life has been

drastically cut short by gun violence. According to The

Courant, 17-year-old Juan Bautista Garcia, who went by

the rap moniker YNY Juan, was found dead inside a

parked car in a Hartford, Connecticut neighborhood on

Sunday night (August 8).


With over 25,000 Instagram followers and nearly 4,000

YouTube subscribers, Garcia was just beginning to take

steps toward a promising rap career. His most recent

video, “Power Remix,” was released last week.


“He was only 17 years old,” a childhood friend of Garcia

said. “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.”


Circumstances surrounding the shooting are currently

under investigation by the Hartford Police Major Crime

and Crime Scene divisions.


Garcia’s death marks the 25th homicide police are

investigating in Hartford this year, tying the number for

homicides in 2020 and double the total number recorded

in 2019.


The teen rapper’s death also continues a disturbing trend

of fatal shootings that have come in rapid succession

since King Von’s November 2020 murder. Dallas rapper

Mo3, Sacramento’s Hot Boy Ju, 2Pac and Ice Cube

among the over dozen rappers who have been killed in


ThePlugup.com sends our condolences to Garcia’s family,

friends and fans.


Source: Tyshawn Smith

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