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 dancehall artiste.
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 Lee tunes.
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 people.
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 ‘Sparta Base’.
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!”