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Reggae singer Leroy Gibbons hospitalised after being shot

VICTIM: Gibbons has enjoyed a successful career since the 1980s

POLICE INVESTIGATORS have confirmed that reggae crooner Leroy Gibbons was shot along the Port Henderson main road (widely known as 'Back Road') in Portmore, Jamaica, on Monday.

According to reports, at about 7.20am, 62-year-old Gibbons and another man were walking alongside the road, when a Nissan motor car pulled-up. The car's occupants fired shots from the vehicle, which hit both men.

The vehicle reportedly sped away from the scene and the injured men were taken to the Spanish Town Hospital in the parish of St. Catherine.

Gibbons, who received two gunshot wounds, was admitted in stable condition.

Meanwhile the Portmore police said a motive has not yet been established for the attack on the veteran singer.

Gibbons who lived in Canada for a number of years, have featured prominently on a number of local shows, among them, Rebel Salute. He is responsible for hits such as, Lover's Question and popular covers like This Magic Moment and Cupid.

This article was adapted from one that appears on the website of our sister newspaper, The Gleaner.

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