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Rihanna calls for end to gun violence in Barbados after cousin's murder

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados born international singer, Rihanna, has called for an end to gun violence in her country after her 21-year-old cousin was shot dead on Tuesday night.

“RIP cousin… can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” she wrote to her Instagram Tuesday. “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”

The 29-year-old singer ended her message by calling for an end to gun violence.

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St Michael.

He was killed as he 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.

Alleyne was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle. He however later succumbed to his injuries.

Police are asking anyone who can provide information to assist with their investigation to contact them.

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