Fantasia Mourns the Death of Her Nephew Shot and Killed in North Carolina

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American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino’s nephew was shot and killed Tuesday morning. According to TMZ, Tyquan Vonricco Washington, 18,  died of multiple gunshot wounds after having a heated argument in a Greensboro, North Carolina residential complex. The 21-year-old gunman was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

The Grammy-award winner posted a heartfelt message to him after learning of his death. “Ty 😢 Auntie is So Sorry Baby 💔 RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad.”

This is the second major blow to the Barrino family in as many months. Fantasia’s brother Xavier has been in the hospital for months recovering from a serious motorcycle accident.

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