Nationwide News understands that one of St. Catherine’s most reputed gangsters, David Orrett, otherwise known as Ratty, was today shot dead by gunmen.

Orrett was an influential member of the Fashion Gang, which is based in Waterford, Portmore in St. Catherine.

He was immortalized in several songs done by incarcerated dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel.

According to the Waterford Police about 9:30 this morning, they were alerted to a shooting incident at Buckway in the community.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that Orrett had been shot dead.

In 2009, the Police High Command issued a statement in which it described Orrett’s decision to turn himself in as a victory for the crackdown against organized crime and gang activity in Portmore.

Orrett was then described as a high-ranking member of the Fashion Gang, which has been at war with other gangs in Waterford.

In 2009, then Commanding Officer for the St. Catherine South Police, Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth said Orett’s gang was receiving financial backing and was under the influence of one of Jamaica’s top entertainers and a political figure.