People gather in support of local wounded reggae singer OneChot
Friends, family, local musicians and Amnesty International activists gather in front of Santa Sofia clinic in support of reggae artist OneChot who was shot in the head on February 28th during an attempted robbery.
Venzuelan Dancehall reggae singer Juan David Chacón, better known as "Onechot", was shot in the head at dawn on February 28th by urbanization Monte Bello. Criminal elements attacked the founder of prominent local bands Papashanty Sound System and Negus Nagast to rob him of his vehicle. A bullet that pierced his face caused him to lose control of the car, which crashed against the concrete wall of an adjacent building.
The singer had gone to pick up promotional material to take on a regional upcoming tour when he was a victim of violence. Chacón is in the intensive care ward of the Santa Sofia Clinic in Caracas. He underwent surgery to stop bleeding in the brain, as doctors claim his condition is stable but very sensitive.
On August 17, 2010 Onechot released the video for his song Rotten Town, which criticizes widespread violence in Venezuela. Two days later the government announced that the piece would be censored because according to them it contained "sensationalist images of violence."