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Toya Wright: Reality star’s two brothers shot dead

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Reality star Toya Wright is currently mourning the loss of her two brothers, Rudy and Josh Johnson, who were shot in New Orleans on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Toya Wright

Toya Wright

According to reports, the two young men were shot multiple times inside a car in New Orleans’ 7th Ward shortly after midnight on Sunday morning. New Orleans police pronounced them dead at the scene.

The New Orleans Police Department revealed they are yet to confirm the identities of the men, however, Wright’s family members confirmed to Nola.com that the victims were her two brothers.

All this comes four days after Wright, reportedly filed for divorce from her husband, Mickey ‘Memphitz’ Wright, after five years of marriage.

Recall that she was previously married to Lil Wayne back in 2004, whom she shares 17-year-old daughter Reginae, and they broke up in January 2006.

Lil Wayne, Toya Wright

Lil Wayne and Toya Wright

Meanwhile celebrities took to social media to pay their condolences. to K. Michelle, her longtime frenemy, tweeted a series of messages, writing, “I would DM u but we blocked each other long ago. I just received word of ur loss. Even though we’ve never met my heart hurts 4u. Nobody deserves that type of pain. We may never be best friend but U are my sister in Christ. I pray for u and your whole family. Continue 2fight for 4ur healing. I understand sleepless nights,but the best thing is the sun comes up in the morning. No beef or hate in my heart 4 you. Only support and prayers up. Please know that God has a purpose on ur life. Stay strong.

Hip-hop star Trina also sent her love to Wright, tweeting, “I’m praying for @ToyaWright her mom and her family during this horrible tragedy. My heart is heavy. Life is so short.”




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