- Pharrell Williams's cousin, Donovon, was shot dead during the recent Virginia Beach shootings that left two people dead
- The US music producer has called for justice for his family and the families of other victims of the Friday, 26 March shootings
- Police said eight people were injured during the three separate shootings at Virginia Beach, the motives behind which are murky
Pharrell Williams took to social media a few days ago to share that his cousin, Donovon, was one of the two people who were killed during the Virginia Beach shootings.
The US music producer shared that Donovon, 25, was a bright light and someone who always showed up for others. The superstar wrote on Instagram on Monday, 29 March that it is "critical" that his family and other victims' families get the transparency and justice they deserve following the deadly shooting on Friday, 26 March.
"Virginia Beach is the epitome of hope and tenacity and, as a community, we will get through this and come out even stronger."
Pharrell's verified friends and fans took to his comment section to comfort him following the tragedy. Check out some of their comments below:
"I’m so sorry my friend. Saying prayers to you and your family."
"I’m so very sorry baby, I thought of you when I heard about the shootings because I know how much you love Virginia Beach! This is even more devastating as one of the victims is your cousin! You and your family have my condolences."
"My condolences to you and your family."
"All my thoughts are with you."
"Hugs... Home is not the same as it was 15 years ago and it is getting worse. I don't travel back home often because of it."
"My condolences to you and your loved one always, but especially now. I hope his spirit is lifted through all of you."
"I’m sorry for your lost. May he live forever with the lord."
E! Online reports that cops charged and arrested three individuals, aged between 18 and 22, allegedly involved in the first shooting.
ABC News reports that eight people were injured following the three separate shooting incidents. A woman also died during the shootings. Police said Deshayla Harris, 29, of Norfolk, Virginia was a bystander.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Trevor Noah bagged another NAACP Image Award this past weekend. The Mzansi-born The Daily Show host took home the best host in a talk or news series trophy.
His show The Daily Show also won the Outstanding Short Form Series — Reality/Nonfiction award for its 'Between The Scenes' feature.
The superstar, who has now won four NAACP Image Awards, took to Instagram to celebrate his massive win. The comedian thanked his team for their support. Trevor Noah wrote:
"I am surrounded by such an incredible team. Thank you NAACP Image Awards for shining a light on them! Big congrats to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on two award wins."
The popular media personality's fans took to his comment section on the photo-sharing app to congratulate him.
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