Fantasia Barrino took to social media on Tuesday to announce the death of her 18-year-old nephew Ty.
According to TMZ, law enforcement sources revealed that the singer’s nephew died from multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday morning following an argument that spilled out into the street at a residential complex in Greensboro, NC.
Ty was transported to Moses Cone hospital but unfortunately passed shortly after. Police have arrested a 21-year-old suspect that has been charged with first-degree murder.
Ty was the son of Fantasia’s brother Ricco Barrino, he also took to social media and wrote a touching letter to his son.
Ricco talked to TMZ and said that he was devastated by the loss of his son and said he didn’t get to see him Tuesday morning like he usually does and now he’s gone.
For the past few months, the Barrino family has been dealing with the recovery of Fantasia’s younger brother Xavier, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.
We send our prayers to Fantasia and her family during this difficult time.