Tommy Lee Sparta’s daughter, who is under the age of 10-years-old, was reportedly shot by a stray bullet yesterday evening around 5pm. A nine-year-old boy was also said to be hit during the melee which occurred in Flanker, St James.
Nicole Taban, of Boss Lady Muzik to which Tommy Lee Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, is signed, has confirmed that the Top Shotta singer’s daughter is in stable condition at hospital. However reports indicate the nine-year-old boy was killed. A six-year-old girl was also shot during the fracas.
“We ask for everyone, especially fans, to respect Mr. Russell’s privacy during this difficult time and pray for the speedy recovery of his young daughter,” said Taban.
According to the police report on the incident, three men had a dispute in the Flanker community. The ensuing argument between the trio led to a shootout, in which the third man was hit, when the other two men drew their weapons.
Police have issued a warning to Martino Kellier otherwise called ‘Tino’ of Limetree, Lane, Flanker, and a man known only as ‘Bobo’, also of Limetree to turn themselves in by 12:00 p.m. today.
Boss Lady Muzik posted this statement on Instagram: “There was a shooting incident in the community of Flankers ( St James parish) on March 22nd 2020. Unfortunately, Mr. Leroy Junior Russell AKA @tommyleesparta’s young daughter suffered an injury. She was transferred to the hospital and is currently in a stable condition.”
“On behalf of Boss Lady Muzik’s team, we ask for everyone especially fans to respect Mr. Russell’s privacy during this difficult time and pray for the speedy recovery of his young daughter,” the statement said.
Several fans of the artiste also took to Instagram to show their support in what must be a troubling time for the artiste.
One fan said: “Prayers & Condolances goes out to Tommy Lee Sparta and his family at this worrying time. ” Another said: “So so sad.. I hope she makes a full and speedy recovery… bless her,” while another added: “Oh sad news may she recovery soon by the grace of God.”
Dancehall fans will be sending their prayers hoping that his daughter makes a speedy and safe recovery.