Meek Mill Loses Cousin To Gun Violence
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Meek Mill’s 21-year old cousin, Angelo “Lo” Colon, was shot and killed outside of a take out restaurant in Philadelphia, Tuesday night, as reported by NBC Philadelphia.

The rapper took to Instagram to express his grief.

“Damn Lo! Watching my family die to these philly streets! Probation is the only that got tied to come coming back here so frequent!! My mission is to save my family from these streets and change the mindframe of all my lil cousins growing up in it!!!! #RIPLO hurt me to see you in the same spot lifeless!”

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Tuesday was a tragically violent day for the streets of Philadelphia. In a series of gunshots and stabbings, over a span of fifteen hours, five, including Colon, were left dead. 

Mill later shared a screenshot of the last text he received from his cousin which reads, “stay on point out there.” In the caption, Mill expressed the complexities of gun violence.

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According to to police statistics as reported by NBC Philadelphia, homicide rates in the city are currently up 11 percent from 2015 with 203 homicides as of Tuesday’s events. 

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