Jacksonville rapper says on Instagram he was shot 8 times, tried to shield brother

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — PHOTO GALLERY: Victims of the Town Center Parkway shooting

A popular Jacksonville rapper posted on Instagram Wednesday, mourning the loss of three young men killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night.

Keyanta Bullard also known as rapper Yungeen Ace was the sole survivor of the quadruple shooting on Town Center Parkway.

Bullard has 99.4k followers on his official Instagram account and over two million views on his YouTube videos posted under the profile, "My Mixtapez."

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In an Instagram story, Bullard stated he was shot eight times in the shooting and said "God still got me here."

He went on to post a short, emotional clip of him with Trevon Bullard, 18, of Orange Park, Royale D’Von Smith Jr., 18, of Jacksonville and Jercoby Da’Shad Groover, 19, of Orange Park -- the teens killed in the shooting.

Bullard said he tried to save his "lil bra" by shielding him and stated he was sorry.

In one of Bullard's most recent YouTube videos filmed in Melvin Park and posted May 17, he shows where he grew up in Jacksonville and walks a photographer through his home he says was shot up --- while his younger brother and mother were inside.

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Action News Jax were told the young men were leaving a birthday dinner at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse at the St. Johns Town Center. A woman that knows the victims said there was some sort of argument between the young men and the shooters.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives have determined that the victims were targeted based on an ongoing dispute between two groups and that the shooting is not a random act of violence.

JSO said they do not have any suspect description in the shooting and are asking for the multiple witnesses of the incident to come forward.