May 10, 2010
ONEIL EDWARDS FROM VOICEMAIL SHOT FIVE TIMES
Oneil Edwards, popular member of the group Voicemail, is now in hospital in serious condition after he was shot several times by gunmen early this morning.
The deejay, was shot as he attempted to enter his home in Duhaney Park, St Andrew.
He was reportedly rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) where up to early this morning he was being operated on and was said to have been in a critical condition.
When contacted, one of the other members of the trio, Kevin, confirmed the incident, saying; "it sound critical." Kevin, who was at a loss for words said he heard that Oneil was shot at least three times by the unknown assailants.
Kevin said that he was hoping for the best and was still in shock after getting word of the incident. "Mi dey ya freeze, cyaan move," he said.
When THE STAR visited KPH close to 4 a.m., several artistes were seen gathered outside. Among the persons there were Nitty Kutchie, Nicky B and the other member of Voicemail,Craig.
The artistes all openly discussed the incident and spoke of Oneil recently celebrating his birthday.
There were also other artistes who showed their support for Oneil through posts made on the Internet. Female deejay, Macka Diamond on her Twitter page called for: "Passion Sundays, Bounty Sundays, Fresh Money Sundays, unu all stop and pray. Oniel always at these places, please. We need all the places that people are partying right now just turn it inna a little prayer service, please, please."
The group Voicemail is known for songs such as Wacky Dip, Throwback Butterfly and Dance The Night Away.