Jamaican nightclub owner murdered in New York

June 15, 2018
Contributed Errol 'Scarrie' Blackwood

The dancehall fraternity in New York has been plunged into mourning following the murder of popular Jamaican nightclub owner in Queens, New York.

The dead man, 59-year-old Errol 'Scarrie' Blackwood of Roosevelt, on Long Island, was shot outside another nightclub and died while reportedly trying to drive himself to the hospital around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Blackwood was the owner of the Onyx Lounge in Queens, New York.

According to www.cbsnews.com, investigators are currently examining whether his death is connected to what appeared to be gunshot holes in the wall of the Jouvay Night Club.

A source close to the deceased, told THE WEEKEND STAR that a large crowd turned out Wednesday to Blackwood's candle light vigil.

"He will be sadly missed. Everybody know him and it puzzling who would want to hurt a man like him. He was king and generous. The entire Jamaican community here in New York is at a loss of words", the source told our news team.

THE WEEKEND STAR gathered from eyewitness reports, that somewhere between 15 and 20 shots were fired at Blackwood.

Witnesses also told police that Blackwood, who hails from Rockfort in East Kingston, was talking to a woman when the shots were fired. He was the only one hit.

Investigators say he managed to get in his Volvo sedan and drove himself a few metres before he crashed into parked vehicles.

He was pronounced dead at the Jamaica Hospital in Queens.

Investigators have reportedly questioned suspects in the matter however no motive has been established for the killing.

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