Mavado is lucky to still be alive after gunmen in Cassava Piece fired a rain of bullets after the singer.
The details surrounding the shooting incident is still sketchy, but one eyewitness told Urban Islandz on Sunday that the shooting is over a dispute between the entertainer’s son and a don in the area. We’re told that Mavado went to Cassava Piece to settle a dispute between his son and the don, however, the two got into a heated argument which quickly escalated and got physical.
The dancehall singjay punched the man in the face. The man, who is well known in the area, left the scene and came back a short time later with a group of men who started firing shots at Mavado. The “So Special” singer escaped the rain of bullets on foot and ran to the Constant Spring police station. Mavado was also grazed by a bullet in the incident.
Police are currently investigating the shooting and Mavado is listed as the complainant and not the suspect. The eyewitness told us that several dozens of rounds were fired and “it’s a miracle how Mavado escaped” without getting killed.
In 2016, Mavado’s son was attacked and shot in Cassava Piece, St. Andrew during a dispute with another man. It’s unclear if the dancehall superstar went to his old hood to settle that same feud or a separate one. Nevertheless, sounds like the entertainer was trying to be a peacemaker before things escalated and got violent. It’s also not clear if he had bodyguards with him, but why would he when he is on his home turf
Last year, Mavado son was stabbed at Limelight in Kingston during a cellphone. The Gullyside singjay grew up in Cassava Piece before becoming a dancehall artist. We tried to reach Mavado’s team for a comment but didn’t get a response.