Rihanna’s family are ending their year in mourning, after the singers cousin was tragically shot and killed in Barbados the day after Christmas.
According to local Barbados news source, The Nation, Tavon Alleyne was shot multiple times by an unidentified man while walking near his home in the Lakes Close, Eden Lodge region of the island around 7 p.m. on December 26. The shooter fled the scene.
Rihanna paid tribute to her cousin and made a plea to end gun violence on her Instagram. Sources say the two were close and Rih had just spent the holiday with her cousin the day before the fatal shooting.
Police are still investigating Alleyne’s murder and looking for the shooter. Authorities are requesting anyone with information or tips to contact Crime Stoppers 1-800-TIPS (8447).
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