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Posted: December 27, 2017

Rihanna urges end to gun violence after cousin shot to death


Rihanna urges end to gun violence after cousin shot to death
Rihanna said in an Instagram post that she lost her cousin to gun violence the day after Christmas.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Rihanna paid tribute to a slain man she named as her cousin in an Instagram post, calling for an end to gun violence, New Music Express reported Wednesday.

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Sharing a picture of herself with Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, the singer wrote: “RIP cousin. … can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”

She ended her post with the hashtag “#endgunviolence.”

Nation News in Barbados reported that Alleyne, 21, was fatally shot at 7 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Saint Michael.

According to the report, Alleyne was “walking through a track in the area of his house when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.”

Police are still investigating the shooting, New Musical Express reported.

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