Nicki Minaj is mourning the loss of her 27-year-old cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, who was killed last night in Brooklyn, New York. Clearly upset, she took to Twitter saying:

“Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite.”

Before this morning, little was known on Nicki’s cousin or how the incident yesterday night occurred. New details have been released by The New York Daily News:

Telemaque had just left C-PAC nightclub just blocks from his home when he was shot multiple times in his torso at E. 52nd St. and Farragut Road in East Flatbush about 2:40 am, cops and a relative said.

“It’s disgusting,” said Roger Clarke, 41. “Young kids, they don’t value someone’s life.”

Telemaque, who has prior arrests for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license, died soon after he was taken to Kings County Hospital.

This is so tragic. My condolences go out to Nicki and her family.

(Source: Clutchmag)