By Amanda Wicks
Meek Mill’s cousin was among the victims who died after an extremely violent day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday (September 13). Altogether the violence lasted 15 hours and included several shootings and stabbings. Conflicting reports state between three and five people died and between seven and ten were wounded.
Angelo Colon, 21, was shot in the head shortly before 10pm after leaving a restaurant with takeout. The motive for the shooting is not yet known. Colon was pronounced dead on the scene.
Meek mourned the loss on Instagram. He shared a picture of his smiling younger cousin, and wrote, “Damn Lo! Watching my family die to these philly streets! Probation is the only thing that got me 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 this same spot lifeless!”
The violence marks an upswing in Philadelphia’s homicide rate, which has risen 11 percent from last year (via NBC Philadelphia).