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Rihanna’s cousin shot dead in Barbados, singer says ‘End gun violence’

Rihanna, 29, posted a series of photographs of Alleyne on Instagram, indicating that she had just spent Christmas with him.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 27, 2017 16:33 IST ]
Rihanna cousin shot dead
Rihanna cousin shot dead

In a shocking incident, Hollywood singer Rihanna's 21-year-old cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was shot to death in Barbados. Alleyne was walking through a track in the St Michael's area of the holiday island at around 7pm on Tuesday night when he was approached by a man and shot several times. Alleyne died on Tuesday, reports dailymail.co.uk. 

Rihanna, 29, posted a series of photographs of Alleyne on Instagram, indicating that she had just spent Christmas with him, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"RIP cousin. Can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms," Rihanna wrote.

"Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body! Love you always man," she added.

The eight-time Grammy award winner ended the post saying: "End gun violence".

Alleyne was walking through a track in the St Michael's area of Barbados around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night when he was approached by a man and shot several times. The man then fled the scene, and has not been identified. 

He was rushed to a nearby hospital in a private vehicle, but succumbed to his injuries.

(With IANS Inputs) 

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