Award-winning singer, Rihanna is currently mourning as a cousin of hers has been shot dead mere hours after they spent Christmas Day together in Barbados.
Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was walking in the St Michael’s area around 7 pm on 26 December when he was shot by a yet to be identified man several times. This is according to Nation News. He was 21.
Alleyne later succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to hospital in a private vehicle.
The eight-time Grammy award-winning singer paid tribute to Alleyne on Instagram, mourning him by posting a series of photos of her cousin while calling for an end to gun crime in the country.
“RIP cousin,“ she wrote. “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!’
The “Work” singer also captioned the photos with an #endgunviolence hashtag.
Police are currently on the hunt for the shooter and have asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers or the District A Police Station.