Rihanna has called for an end to gun violence after her 21-year-old cousin was reportedly shot and killed in Barbados.
According to Sky News, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was walking near his home in Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St. Michael, at around 7 p.m. Tuesday when a man approached him and shot him several times. The suspect is said to have fled the scene.
Nation News reported that Alleyne was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from 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!” Rihanna wrote to her 59 million Instagram followers.
The singer concluded the Instagram post with #endgunviolence.
“‘It’s nice to wake up’ Be grateful for life man. #RIPTavon,” she wrote in a subsequent Instagram post, tagging her late cousin’s account.
Police have launched an investigation into the fatal shooting and are urging anyone with information on the incident to come forward.
[Featured Image: Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne and Rihanna/Instagram]