The shooting took place Tuesday night on Las Flores Avenue, in the Florencio de Fajardo neighborhood. Officers arrived at the scene after being alerted to people wounded by bullets through a call to the 9-1-1 Emergency System. Police seized a gray Lexus IS 250 vehicle at the scene, in which everything indicates that the victims were. At the moment, no details of the investigation or the motives behind the shooting have been transcended, which adds to others in which artists of the Puerto Rican urban genre have been involved.
Last December, Puerto Rican artist known as Cano El Bárbaro, 37, was shot dead in the east of the island. Ankhal cemented his brand in the Latin music industry with “Anti Judas,” an album that racked up more than 29 million combined views and in which the most successful song was “Si Pepe.” After catching the attention of Puerto Rican rapper Farruko, he signed with Carbon Fiber Music in 2019 and released one of his biggest hits to date, the song “Perreo Intenso”, certified Platinum. Ankhal released a new album last December, “Anti Judas Reloaded,” a version of his debut album that combines innovative trap and urban rhythms.
In addition, a friend of the artist, identified as José De León, 25, who was next to Ankhal, was also injured. At the time of the incident, which occurred yesterday, Tuesday, at 10:17 p.m., the victims were with another young man – who was unharmed – in a gray Lexus IS 250.
Farruko, who is the owner of Carbon Fiber Music – the music label under which Mercado Díaz works – reacted, and said that “it hurts in his soul” the situation that the rapper, 21, is living.
“My son, because I have always seen you as my son, with love and respect I have not stopped praying for you since I found out what happened to you. I thank God that you are still alive. I want you to know that I love you, I have always tried to advise you because I have always wanted good for you. This situation hurts my soul. If you are still here on this earth it is because God has a very special deal with you, and, sometimes, He takes us to the desert so that we stop reflecting and valuing many things that we do not see,” the Bayamon singer said through a post on his Instagram.
Likewise, the artist, who recently said at a concert in Miami that he had a spiritual encounter with God, maintained that he feels guilty, since he “opened the doors to fame.” “I feel guilty because I opened the doors to fame and, although I did it with good intentions, not everyone knows how to handle this. I believe God has a great purpose with me and with many of those who are or have gone through Carbon Fiber Music,” Farruko said.
In the same way, he affirmed that after this event Mercado Díaz was born again. “I love you. God bless you, and always take care of you. I hope you get the best out of this test that fate gave you. You were born again,” he concluded.