Fantasia’s Nephew Reportedly Shot, Killed in NC

Famed singer and American Idol contestant, Fantasia Barrino, lost her nephew to gun violence, TMZ reports.

The shooting took place in North Carolina and the suspect has been identified as David Lee White, Jr. of Greensboro. The singer’s nephew, 18-year-old Tyquan, reportedly died on Tuesday morning of multiple gunshot wounds.

The “I believe” entertainer took to Instagram to share the tragic news of Tyquan, who went by T.W.’s, passing.

T.W. was the son of Barrino’s brother, Ricco. Our condolences go out to the family.

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