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Cousin of singer Rihanna gunned down in Barbados

December 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cousin of singer Rihanna gunned down in Barbados

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The cousin of  Rihanna was shot and killed on Tuesday in Barbados, the day after spending Christmas with the singer.

According to TMZ, 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was walking near his residence at around 7 p.m. when he was approached by an unidentified gunman who opened fire multiple times and fled the scene.

Alleyne was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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! 😢🙏🏿❤ #endgunviolence

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Authorities in Barbados launched an investigation into the shooting death and are asking anyone with information on the slaying to contact police investigators.

The singer honored her cousin, on Instagram as she called for an end to gun violence.

“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was last night that I held you in my arms!” she said. “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth of your body!!! Love you always man!”

Rihanna concluded her post with the hashtag: “#endgunviolence.”

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