American rapper Julio Foolio shot DEAD while celebrating his 26th birthday – THREE hospitalised


Jacksonville-based hitmaker, who went by the name Julio Foolio but whose real name is Charles Jones, has been shot dead.


The hip-hop star was shot and killed in Tampa, Florida, early Sunday morning, June 23 … three other people were injured in the incident and taken to undisclosed local hospitals.

At the time of his death, he was reportedly celebrating his 26th birthday, the outlet added.

He was involved in at least three shootings before his untimely death on his 26th birthday.


In July 2020, he was shot while in Houston, Texas. He ended up in hospital and filmed a video live from his bed, telling fans: ‘An ******* shot me, but didn’t kill me.’

Just a year later in 2021, the star was injured after getting out of his vehicle in Jacksonville, Florida.

He said he got ‘grazed in the leg’.at the time, and admitted: ‘I shot back in self-defence. My gun is registered. If I did something illegal the police would put me in jail.’

Foolio claimed he was shot at ‘100 times’ during the 2021 incident.

Police said Foolio reported multiple shots in the area, explaining to officers that he took two of his own guns and returned fire on the suspects, who were travelling in a ‘dark-coloured truck or SUV’.

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In October 2023, Foolio was shot again, suffering a serious gunshot wound and breaking multiple bones in his left foot after he was targeted by assailants in Florida.

Sadly, Fookio was killed on June 23, 2024, after being fatally shot at his birthday celebration.

Also, in February 2019, Foolio’s little brother Adrian Dennard Gainer Jr, who went by the name Bibby, was shot and killed at the age of just 16 at an apartment complex in the Moncrief area.


Now Foolio’s girlfriend has paid tribute to him amid his own tragic death, writing online: ‘Y’all took my boyfriend from me. I hate y’all & I won’t be the only one crying [broken heart emoji].’


One cop on the scene told WFLA Now: ‘What we have learned […] is that two cars were shot at, four people were shot in total as a result of this. Three of them were transported to hospitals and one was pronounced deceased here on the scene.

‘We are working to learn what led up to the shooting, motive… As far as the people who are at local hospitals, we are working to get an update on their condition.’

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