Earlier this month, Toya Wright was devastated to learn that her brothers had been murdered in cold blood. She told People Magazine that she had been hosting a party in Baton Rouge when all of a sudden she gets the call. “I got a call from my sister-in-law and she was like, ‘Your brothers just got shot.’ The music was loud and I’m [thinking], this can’t be real,” she recalled. Wright began calling family members, but says no one answered the phone. “I guess they didn’t want to tell me what was really going on,” she said.
It was discovered that 24 year old Ryan “Rudy” Johnson and 31 year old Joshua “Fish” Johnson were gunned down in their car in the seventh ward according to police. They haven’t publicly identified any suspect(s) yet and the case is still ongoing.
Once Reginae Carter, Wright’s daughter with ex-husband Lil Wayne, heard of the news, she drove to New Orleans to be with her family. “It was the worst news ever,” she says. “Murders happen every day and this is another dark night in New Orleans. You hear about stories like this all the time, but it doesn’t really hit you until you get that call. It hits so close to home.”
The family is still grieving, so Roommates, please continue sending your thoughts and prayers to their family.
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