Zeeks' son Zeekie shot by police

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zeeks-son-shooting-downtown-photo-1.jpgTension grips downtown Kingston after news surfaced that the son of jailed gangster and area leader, Donald 'Zeeks' Phipps was shot by the police.

The man, Renardo Phipps, also known as 'Zeekie' was reportedly rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital moments ago after the shooting.

A massive police presence is being maintained in the area. The circumstances behind the younger Phipps' shooting are unclear, however residents have claimed that he was shot on his way to collect his daughter's birthday cake.

"Dem shot him in him back, and they ran into dem car and drive off fast," one resident said.

Renardo Phipps, whose condition is unknown at this time, was transported via public passenger vehicle to the KPH - where it is understood he is under heavy police guard at the Accident and Emergency department.

When contacted, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said their investigations into the matter are incomplete and have no further comment until such time.

Phipps was shot around 4:30pm.