The police have confirmed that one of three men shot dead in Bedward Gardens, St Andrew in the early hours of Saturday morning is the son of popular entertainer Sanchez, whose given name is Kevin Anthony Jackson.
Sanchez's son has been identified as Jackson and 'Kidz Friday'.
The other deceased have been identified as 24-year-old Rasheed Edwards otherwise called ‘Buppy’, a mason, and 18-year-old Keno Wray, otherwise called ‘Brains’ both of Bedward Gardens.
The death of the young Jackson comes on the same day that Sanchez is burying his mother, Bridgette Gardner Ivey, who passed away earlier this month in Canada at age 74. When news of her death broke, it was reported that Sanchez, a veteran singer with an extensive gospel catalogue, and who was very close to his mother, was too distraught to speak to the media. His mother was a devout Christian.
Reports are that at about 4:50 a.m., the police responded to a call of gunshots being fired in the area where the three men were reportedly among a group playing dominoes. On their arrival, the men were discovered lying along a dirt track in the vicinity of a football field with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
They were assisted to the hospital where all three were pronounced dead. No one has been arrested in relation to the killing.
The Major Investigation Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is probing the incident.