LOS ANGELES – police responded to the gunshots fired on Sunday night near the Hollywood Walk of Fame in tribute to the king of ranchera music, Vincente Fernández –reported the LA police department.
According to the people who witnessed the shooting, four to five gunshots were heard at around 6:30 pm. No casualties have been reported till now, however, a window of a workplace was shattered and a suspect has been taken into custody.
Allegedly, the suspect was caught firing a rifle from a building during the tribute, reported the Los Angeles Times. However, it is not confirmed if the gunshots were in reply to the gathering.
Fernández, who departed from the world at 81 on Sunday, was not just a regional Mexican musician but had won 3 Grammys and 9 Latin Grammys. With his iconic performances, he has inspired the young generation, including his child Alejandro Fernández.
Famous personalities like Ricky Martin, Maluma, Pitbull, and Gloria Estefan, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the most influential personality of all times. The famous singer George Strait wrote, “he was one of my heroes.”
“Vicente Fernandez was not just a singer,” @oucrimsongirl tweeted. “He was the voice of a culture. He was the voice of marginalized people. He had a natural, raw talent that rivaled a classically trained opera singer. Often imitated but never replicated. R.I.P. to El Rey.”
Among the famous actors and singers who paid their condolences to the deceased singer was Mario Lopez, he wrote, “the voice of a culture who filled the households of many of us who grew up listening to his songs.”
“His music is the soundtrack to a ton of memories growing up, Damn, I’m sad.” Lopez Tweeted.
Alex Zaragoza, the senior staff writer, piled up the heartfelt tweets with her post that reads, “I can’t begin to calculate how Vicente Fernández’s music has impacted my and my family’s life,”
“Endless 2 am mariachi sing-alongs to ‘Volver Volver,’ my mom drunk crying to ‘El Rey’ at the rancho, my dad and trios tirando la madre to ‘Por Tu Maldito Amor.’ RIP to our King QEPD. … Really though where is the Mexican delegation in New York and where are we drinking today???? I need to sing and cry.”
According to the reports received, the King of Mexican suffered a severe fall back in August. He died on December 12 at around 6:15 pm.