The local entertainment industry has reacted in horror to news that the road manager of reggae artiste, Nesbeth, a man known in the reggae industry as 'Mr Drummond', was shot in the head by an unknown assailants on Tuesday.
Drummond survived the attack which reportedly occurred in Portmore, St Catherine.
His attackers stole his licensed firearm and shot him in the forehead, leaving him for dead.
Head of the police’s information arm, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, confirmed that the incident happened, but did not disclose the identity of the victim.
"He is alive. Nesbeth's manager was shot in the face. The senior superintendent in Portmore told me that his attackers took away his licensed firearm. The incident happened two days ago, and he is still alive," Lindsay told Loop News.
Nesbeth could not be reached for comment. However, he posted a video on Instagram with the caption:
"They shot my road manager in his face and took away his license firearm. Please keep him in your prayers🙏🏼.
“Jamaica is out of control. Be safe everyone."
Ten persons were killed on Tuesday in a bloody wave of violence that has gripped the island, pushing the murder tally to 312, an increase of eight per cent in the overall murder rate, when compared with the corresponding period last year.
Nesbeth lost his brother in 2019, and has lost at least five other family members over the last five years, including his wife and his mother.