April 03, 2010
LOUIE CULTURE WAS SHOT!!!
Portland-based singer Louie Culture was shot twice in the arm by an unknown man yesterday (good Friday), sending a ripple of unease throughout the local entertainment industry.
According to police blotters, Louie Culture and another man, a tyre shop owner called Anthony Taylor, had been sitting in front of Taylor's tyre shop in Priestman's River when a man, who had alighted from a blue Subaru, walked up to them with his hand held behind him. As he neared them, he pulled his hand from behind him and fired a volley of shots towards the singer and his colleague. Both were shot, with the entertainer, whose real name is Lewin Brown, sustaining two gunshot wounds to the left arm.
Louie Culture, who is known for dancehall songs such as Excellence, Malfunction and that timeless classic Gangalee, had been released from jail last week Friday. He had been held for questioning in relation to a shooting incident near the quiet community of Hartford, Portland where a shot was fired at a group of men playing dominoes, grazing one man before hitting another.Both men were taken to the Port Antonio Hospital, where they were treated and released.
The Port Antonio police are investigating the flare-up in violence in Hartford, Portland.