Dancehall Artist Kaliba Shot Dead

Dancehall entertainer Kaliba was shot dead at his home in St. Andrew, Jamaica.

Dancehall Artist Kaliba Shot Dead In Kingston

artist was shot dead at his home in Bertram Lane, Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew on March 1.

The fast-rising deejay, whose real name is Jayvon Francis, and another man, 40-year-old Ishmael ‘Pops’ Golbourne of Strudwick Close, Kingston 10, were murdered last Friday.

About 3:45 p.m., Kaliba and Golbourne were sitting beside the road when a motor car drove up, according to reports.

Three armed men reportedly exited the car and opened gunfire, hitting Francis and Golbourne. They were rushed to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

An investigator close to the probe told reporters that the two men may have been killed because of another murder earlier that day.

“A man from the community was killed outside of the community earlier last Friday, and this double murder may be linked to his murder,” the police officer said.

“Warring factions have been at odds for some time. We are still conducting our assessment.”

Jayvon Francis reportedly died leaving behind an unborn child.

His long-time associate and fellow entertainer Black Ryno, who recorded with Kaliba in the past, took to instagram upon learning of his death.

“Jah know Kaliba mi still can’t believe #RIP,” Black Ryno wrote under a music video to their collaboration “Dem Say Dem A Friend.”

Kaliba is known for songs like “Inna Dem Ya Time Ya,” “Deliver” and “Do Road Fi Di Paper.”

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