Singer Fantasia Barrino is currently going through a family loss after her eldest nephew was shot and killed in a shoot out in Greensboro,NC on Tuesday morning.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ.com that the former American Idol singer’s 18-year-old nephew Tyquan, the son of her musician brother Ricco, was involved in a verbal/physical altercation at a residential complex in Greensboro, which spilled out into the nearby street.
The young man was shot multiple times and was later on transported to the nearby Moses Cone Hospital, where the teen was later pronounced dead. A 21-year-old suspect was arrested and had later on been charged with first degree murder.
Barrino shared the sad news on Instagram with a caption reading:
“Auntie is So Sorry Baby. RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother & his Stepdad.”
The singer later posted more photos of the deceased, his father Ricco says that he hadn’t seen his son like he usually did on Tuesday mornings.
The family has been going through multiple tragedies, one after another.