Barrington Levy Injured in Accidental Shooting

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Noted reggae star, Barrington Levy, has been discharged from the hospital.

Levy was shot and injured last night. The artiste was reportedly shot in the back during an incident at his home in James Hill, Clarendon.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not immediately clear. However, sources close to Mr. Levy say the shooting was accidental.

It’s understood that he was hurt by bullet fragments which ricocheted off a wall and hit him in the back.

The bullet fragments did not penetrate his body.

Barrington Levy was carried to a private medical facility in Mandeville, Manchester.

He was treated and discharged.

It’s not immediately clear whether a report has been made to the Police.

The entertainer expressed relief this afternoon on Instagram that he didn’t lose his life.

He commented – “Yes, my people, I just wanna say, I am blessed – evening, night and day. I just want to say to you it’s a shame how you can be here today and gone tomorrow”.

Barrington Levy is known for songs including “Black Roses”, “Here I Come” and “Living Dangerously”.

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