Activists, community members come together after gun violence leads to another death

Tahjay Dobson, who went under the rap name TDott Woo, was shot outside his home last week in Canarsie, according to police. Many who gathered remembered the 22-year-old for his association with rapper Pop Smoke, who was fatally shot two years ago.

News 12 Staff

Feb 8, 2022, 10:38 PM

Updated 836 days ago

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Antiviolence activists and members of a grieving community came together Tuesday to respond to the shooting death of a rising Brooklyn rapper.
Tahjay Dobson, who went under the rap name TDott Woo, was shot outside his home last week in Canarsie, according to police. Many who gathered remembered the 22-year-old for his association with rapper Pop Smoke, who was fatally shot two years ago.
The event on East 98th Street and Avenue l in Canarsie was organized by Community Capacity Development - a human rights organization that works to help marginalized communities of color and denounce the violence that’s taking the lives of talented young people in the city.
Just this past Sunday, police told News 12 another young man,18-year-old Jaquan McKenley from the Bronx was also shot in Bed-Stuy. McKenley was another up-and-coming rapper known as Chii Wvttz.
Those who came together mourned Dobson and McKenley as victims of gun violence with signs candles and posters as they discussed what needs to be done to prevent more violence.


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