Jamaican Dancehall artiste Rygin King is in critical condition in hospital after yet unknown assailants shot up a vehicle in which he was travelling in the Bethel Town area of Westmoreland on Sunday afternoon in Jamaica.
The artiste was reportedly returning from a funeral when his vehicle was shot up. A female who was in the vehicle was also hit and has succumbed to her injuries.
“The deejay’s car was shot up at about 3.15 pm [Jamaica time.] He is in critical condition. A female who was in the car [believed to be his girlfriend] died from her injuries,” a representatives of the Corporate Communications Unit, the police’s information arm, confirmed to Loop News.
With two women murdered in Rema in the Corporate Area overnight, at least three women have died from the gun nationally within less than a day.
Updates on the Rygin King incident will be provided as more details emerge.
Interestingly too, the Rygin King incident was the third violent encounter involving artistes within a little over a week across the country.
The entertainment industry was shocked by the stabbing death of 25-year-old dancehall artiste, Henry ‘Glamma Don‘ Wynter, in Tremolesworth, St Mary last Monday. A suspect is expected to be questioned in relation to the incident later this week.
Days earlier, 28-year-old recording artiste, Damion Petgrave, was stabbed to death, reportedly by his brother. He was among a group of persons at a shop when an altercation developed between him and his brother, when a knife was brought into play and Petgrave was stabbed. He collapsed and died at the scene of the incident.
The artiste’s 24-year-old brother, Condevie Brown, otherwise called ‘Dain’, of the same community, has been arrested and charged in relation to the incident.
Dancehall singer/songwriter Rygin King‘s star rose quickly with a series of increasingly catchy singles highlighting his driven vocal performances and bright production. The most successful of his songs incorporated elements of commercial trap and R&B production. 2018 single “Tuff” acted as an introduction to King‘s multi-faceted sound.
Source: Loop Jamaica