Artiste’s song leads to shooting at wake – Men didn’t want Tommy Lee tune played
THE WEEKEND STAR understands that one man was seriously injured at
a ‘wake’ held in the community of Flankers, Montego Bay, St James,
after thugs demanded that a selector stopped playing Tommy Lee songs.
Information reaching our news team is that the community now
rests in fear, as there is an apparent divide in support for the
It is reported that a wake for an elderly woman was in session on
Saturday night, when the selector was asked not to play anymore Tommy
The selector, our news team was told, did not take heed to the
warning, as another song for the artiste was selected, following which
the said selector was subsequently roughed up by a hostile group of
Several persons reportedly intervened, and the group left the area and returned, opening fire on the gathering.
Our news team understands the incident took place in a section of
the community called Vietnam, the zone which is considered Tommy Lee’s
A resident of the community expressed, “True ting man. Man nose
get shoot off, finger gone and mi hear even ears! … The irony is dat
is dung pon Tommy Lee base.”
THE WEEKEND STAR was told that when the group
returned, several shots rang out and when the shooting subsided the man
was found suffering from gunshot wounds all over his body.
Our news team was told that he was rushed to the hospital, however, the extent of his injuries are unknown.
THE WEEKEND STAR spoke to a member of the gathering who
expressed, “Mi nah lie to yuh a town mi leave from go MoBay and mi never
know a so di yute dem dung deh gwan over certain things … It serious
we haffi tek weh we self and go elsewhere that night … A morning we
wake and hear say di breda drop out … then we hear afterward that him
nuh dead, he is in serious condition in hospital.”
A senior officer attached to the Montego Bay Police Division
confirmed the shooting incident, however, he was tight-lipped when
quizzed on the motive for the shooting.
He said, “The police are aware of such reports and that at least
two persons have been held so far for questioning in relation to the
shooting … I was not on duty on the weekend so I could not confirm the
reason for the attack.”
“True ting man. Man nose get shoot off, finger gone and mi hear even ears!”