Rihanna Calls For End To Gun Violence
Rihanna has called for an end to gun violence after the death of a young man, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, that she named as her cousin.
The singer posted pictures of herself with a young man, who is believed to have been killed in a shooting in her native Barbados on Boxing Day.
She wrote on Instagram: “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 added the hashtag “#endgunviolence”.
Rihanna, 29, tagged the Instagram account with the username @merka_95 but did not name him.
Alleyne was walking near his home at around 7 p.m. when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times and left the scene, Sky News reported. He died at the hospital.
Police in Barbados launched an investigation into the shooting death and are asking anyone with information on the murder to contact them.
A local news station named the victim of a shooting as 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
A representative for Rihanna has been contacted.
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