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US Teen Rapper Tragically Shoots Himself On Camera

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A tragic incident occurred on Sunday, May 15th, resulting in the loss of a 17-year-old aspiring rapper’s life, as reported by The New York Post. The teenager succumbed to an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound while filming a video for social media.

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Though the authorities have not officially disclosed the identity of the deceased, social media footage has identified him as a Suffolk-based rapper known as Rylo Huncho. The circulating video allegedly depicts Huncho singing and dancing with a handgun fitted with a laser sight. In the distressing footage, Huncho appears to handle the firearm and inadvertently points it towards himself. The sound of a gunshot is heard, after which the camera falls, providing no further details of the incident.

Law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the matter, with initial indications suggesting it was an unintended occurrence. The tragic event has left the community in mourning, prompting the establishment of a GoFundMe page to assist Huncho’s mother during this challenging period.

A relative of the rapper expressed, “He was her only son! She was a single parent but took care of her son the best she could.”

“The cause of his death, whether suicide or accident, remains unclear, and we are still grappling with the reasons behind it. However, any support, no matter how small, can greatly aid her during this time of need,” the relative added.

The prevalence of gun-related incidents among children and teenagers in the United States underscores the complexity of the issue surrounding gun culture.

According to a Pew Research Centre analysis of the latest annual mortality statistics from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), firearms constitute the primary cause of death for children and teens in the United States. In 2021, the CDC reported that 2,590 individuals under the age of 18 lost their lives to gun violence, marking a 46% increase from 2019.

Furthermore, the CDC data reveals that in 2021, 54% of all gun-related deaths in the US were attributed to suicides (26,328), while 43% were classified as homicides (20,958). The remaining fatalities were accidental (549), involved law enforcement (537), or had undetermined circumstances (458).

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