We’ve got really bad news regarding reality TV star Toya Wright. Two of her brothers, Rudy and Josh Johnson, were shot to death early Sunday morning in New Orleans.
According to a NOLA.com report, the two men were discovered shortly after midnight Sunday inside a car near the corner of Pauger and North Miro streets in the city’s 7th Ward. Both had been shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, New Orleans police said. Less than an hour later, a man was shot to death in the Seabrook neighborhood of New Orleans East.
Police have not released any information about a motive or possible suspects in either fatal shooting.
Wright, a New Orleans native, is the ex-wife of Lil Wayne and is one of the stars of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars on We TV. She is also a musician, author and owner of a Magazine Street boutique.
Shortly after news broke about Wright’s brothers, several stars took to social media to pay their condolences.
K. Michelle 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.”
Raptress 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.”
In an Instagram posting, Toya commented on the tragedy:
Help me Lord🙏🏾🙏🏾 I will never understand this. #stoptheviolence#ineverfeltpainlikethisbefore#riptomybrothers #icantbelievethis#prayformyfamily 😢😢😢
Her daughter, Reginae Carter, was also heartbroken. She also expressed her sadness on Instagram:
Her caption read:
Ryan , I love u ! Come back please ! I called u last night and u didn’t answer ! You were my bestfriend ! You were my brother ! You were my uncle ! What do I do without u now ? My favorite ! You’re gone !!!!!! Whyyyyy! Why? I would never question you God !! But why my uncles ? Why?
(Photos: Toya Wright, Reginae Carter Instagram)