Reality TV Star Toya Wright Identifies Her Two Brothers as Men Fatally Shot in New Orleans
Reality star Toya Wright’s two brothers, Ryan “Rudy” Johnson and Josh Johnson, were shot and killed in New Orleans shortly after midnight Sunday, according to social media posts by Wright and news reports.
A press release by New Orleans police doesn’t name the victims, but it says that officers responding to a call of double aggravated battery by shooting at the intersection of Pauger and North Miro Streets found two male victims unresponsive. Both men had an unknown number of gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Family members confirmed the victims to be the Johnson brothers to NOLA.com.
Police have not released any information about a motive or possible suspects. The New Orleans Police Department and New Orleans Coroner’s Office did not return PEOPLE’s calls seeking comment.
On Sunday, Wright, who is the ex-wife of rapper Lil Wayne and the star of the reality shows Tiny & Toya and Toya: A Family Affair, both on BET, shared a photo on Instagram of her slain brothers. She captioned the picture, “Help me Lord. I will never understand this. #stoptheviolence #ineverfeltpainlikethisbefore #riptomybrothers #icantbelievethis #prayformyfamily.”
Wright’s daughter with Lil Wayne, Reginae Carter, also took to social media to express her grief.
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“I lost two of my uncles last night,” she wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “I’m speechless. I’m hurt. I’m devastated. What in the world is going on in this world?”
She also posted a photo of Ryan Johnson, writing that she called him the night of his murder and he didn’t answer.
In a tweet Monday, Carter wrote: “It’s this big hole in my heart rn. And I feel emptiness inside! Why did they kill my uncles????”