Singer posts picture of herself with man who is believed to have been killed in shooting in Barbados on Boxing Day
Rihanna on Instagram: ‘RIP cousin … can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms’ Photograph: Rihanna/@badgalriri/Instagram
Rihanna has called for an end to gun violence after the death of a man she named as her cousin.
The singer posted a picture of herself with a young man, who is believed to have been killed in a shooting in her native Barbados on Boxing Day.
She added the hashtag #endgunviolence.
Rihanna, 29, tagged the Instagram account with the username merka-95 but did not name him. The post has received hundreds of thousands of comments of support and condolence.
A local news station named the victim of a shooting as 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne. Police have launched an investigation and are urging anyone with information on the incident to contact them.
A representative for Rihanna has been contacted.