(AllHipHop News) Six-year-old Tiana Ricks was gunned down during a family gathering in Moreno Valley, California on Sunday. According to reports, Tiana was standing outside with her father, Tyrell Ricks Jr, when two men walked up to them and opened fire. At the time the Ricks were shot, Tiana apparently asked, “Are you okay, Daddy?” Tiana later died at the hospital. Ricks, Jr is now back at home after being hospitalized.
Los Angeles emcee Game is giving Tiana’s family $10,000 to help cover the cost of the young girl’s funeral. TMZ spoke with Tiana’s mother Marquia Macklin about Game’s contribution.
“Game told me that he heard about my story and was really sorry. He said that he wanted to help out,” said Macklin. “It costs so much to bury her… sadly $10,000 only covers half of the casket and the plot.”
This very sad story hit me in a place nothing ever has. The picture above is of 6 year old “Tiana… http://t.co/IHXE0EJz10
— Handsome Ass N#### (@thegame) September 10, 2013
The Game’s donation to the Ricks’ family is a part of his The Robin Hood Project. He has vowed to give away $1 million of his own money to people around the world by Christmas. Game has been documenting his charity on the RHP’s Instagram page. The total amount given a way so far is $10,220.
Police are still searching for suspects in the shooting of Tiana Ricks. They are asking anyone who has any information about the case to contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit or the Moreno Valley Police Department.