Rihanna urges end to gun violence after cousin shot to death

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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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Rihanna urges end to gun violence after cousin reportedly shot to death

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

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