(CMR) Reggae musician ‘Tabby Diamond' of the legendary group Mighty Diamonds was among two people shot dead on McKinley Crescent in St Andrew, Jamaica, Tuesday night.
The musician, whose real name is Donald Orlando Shaw, 67, was among a group seated on the roadway when they came under attack at about 9:45 p.m. Three other people were shot in the drive-by attack.
They were rushed to hospital by residents, where Shaw and another man were pronounced dead, and three other people were admitted with gunshot injuries.
Several persons have expressed shock at the murder of the artist who was recorded having a good time with friends just moments before the shooting.
Music producer Gussie Clarke told the Gleaner that how the lead singer died was unexpected.
“How Tabby met his demise is unexpected and nothing he deserved. He was a man that nothing bothered, very nonchalant, a person of a simple mind. Him nuh quarrel, him nuh fuss,” he said.
“Imagine the low morning I had when I awoke to messages about the incident yesterday. Because of the disturbing news of death throughout the pandemic and other things I dread, I have taken on the habit to turn off my phone ringer at night, and I almost held my breath when I glanced at this news. Tabby definitely was a diamond,” Mickey Bennett, who had the chance to work with Mighty Diamonds, told the Gleaner.