Rihanna calls for end to gun violence after cousin dies in shooting

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.

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