Rapper Julio Foolio has been SH*T & K*LLED on his birthday at just 22 years old

A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the day of the incident.

A popular Jacksonville rapper has been shot again.

Charles Jones, known professionally as Foolio, was shot in the foot early Saturday morning, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

The incident occurred near the 3100 block of 18th Street W. in Jacksonville, a residential neighborhood less than a mile from Paxon School for Advanced Studies.

The black Dodge Challenger he was driving is riddled with bullet holes, as seen in a photograph obtained by First Coast News. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office stated, “it appears that the suspect or suspects were waiting for the victim and ambushed him.”

Sources indicate that Jones is not cooperating with law enforcement.

He was taken to UF Health Jacksonville and is scheduled for surgery Saturday night for his injury, which is considered severe.

One of Foolio’s parents requested prayers on Saturday through a story posted on Foolio’s Instagram account, reading, “Keep Foolio, my son, in y’all prayers he was shot last night in his hating city.”

Foolio, whose music often references gun violence and the deaths of gang rivals, has been the target of numerous shootings in the past.

According to internal newsroom records, he was most recently injured on November 8, 2021, after exiting his vehicle in the 2000 block of Ernest Street in Riverside. Hours after the shooting, Foolio, 23, went live on Instagram.

“I shot back in self-defense,” he said. “My gun is registered. If I did something illegal, the police would put me in jail. A ni**a did miss 100 shots though. They must have thought I was lackin’ for sure.

“Y’all miss a whole 100 shots literally,” Foolio continued on his Instagram story, which included smiley face and kiss emojis.

He made similar remarks after being shot in Houston, Texas, in July 2020, saying, “a [expletive] shot me, but didn’t kill me.”

That shooting was more serious and was mentioned in a rival gang’s viral music video “Who I Smoke” weeks later. In that song, Jacksonville rapper FastMoney Goon rhymed, “… I was lurking on his page and caught him lackin’ in Houston, we let off shots, he got a shot and went live, we was like damn that [expletive] ain’t die.”