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  Another artiste shot in the same week???

Dated: 13/05/10

Popular entertainer Cobra is now recuperating in hospital after being shot twice in Portmore, St Catherine, last night. The deejay, whose real name is Ewart Everton Brown, was admitted to the Spanish Town hospital after receiving two gunshot wounds to his shoulders. A close friend of the Portmore-based deejay said that he was shot when he stopped his car to speak to someone in a section of Braeton Phase One. Police reports further claim that the incident occurred about 7 p.m. Cobra, according to the STAR source, drove himself from the shooting to the hospital. Several artistes, entertainment personalities and politicians turned up at the hospital after news of the incident began spreading. Brown is the second dancehall artiste to be attacked in two days, as Oneil Edwards of the group Voicemail, was shot and injured at his home Monday morning. He is still in hospital and remains in critical condition. unified approach Among the entertainers who turned up at the Spanish Town hospital were Wickerman, McNuffy, Beetle Bailey, Tiger, Stacious, Craigy T, and Benzly Hype. Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, minister of youth, culture and sports, and Mayor of Spanish Town Andrew Wheatley were also among the persons present. Grange in an interview after visiting Cobra last night said that a unified approach is needed to fight the crime monster. "We must stop pointing fingers and unite to fight the crime, we have to fight back," Grange said. Several of the artistes also spoke of their concerns for Cobra and the crime situation. "Da one ya mi can't manage. Mi can't manage it," Stacious said. reports of gunfire For his part Wickerman said; "We are just here praying for him. We have to go now and spread the word that we can't tek the gunshot thing no more." Cobra is known for hit songs such as Flex and Legacy. On Saturday, the deejay appeared as a guest judge on the popular Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall. There were also reports of gunfire in the Braeton community following the incident. Checks with the St Catherine south police confirmed there were reports of gunfire in the Phase One section of the community. The police were, however, quick on the scene and normalcy was restored. The police say they are keeping a keen watch on the area in aim of hindering any reprisal attacks. The Portmore police are investigating the incident. Source: Jamaica star