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Snoop Lion Donates To Funeral Of 6-Year-Old Girl Killed In Shooting

Snoop Dogg, a.k.a. Snoop Lion (Adam J. Sablich /
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Snoop Lion is the latest celebrity to donate money towards the funeral of Tiana Ricks, a 6-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Moreno Valley last weekend.

TMZ reports that the amount of Snoop's donation is officially undisclosed, but representatives for the family said it's about $2,000.

His gift comes on the heels of a similar donation from rapper The Game, who reportedly gave the family $10,000 to offset the cost of laying Ricks to rest. In a statement, Snoop had this to say about Ricks' tragic death:

"Little 6-year-old girls are not supposed to die from a gunshot. But it keeps happening ... Too many tears are being shed, too many young lives are being cut short. We need to come together to change this."
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The LA Times notes that The Game also released a statement, saying that "To lose a child is to lose your soul...My prayers are with her family."Ricks was killed while standing in the driveway of her home with her father. Two unidentified men walked up to them and reportedly opened fire. It's not clear whether the shooting was gang-related.

She later died in a hospital.

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