Nicki Minaj is in mourning after her cousin was murdered in Brooklyn last night.

According to law enforcement sources, 27-year-old Nicholas Telemaque, was shot and killed at around 2:40 AM on Monday, July 4th. Telemaque had just left a nightclub just blocks away from his home when he was shot and killed.

Nicki Minaj wrote on Twitter Monday:

“My cousin Nicholas (also goes by Juse) was murdered last night near his home in Brooklyn, New York. Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite.”

Police responded to a call in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, where they found Nicolas with “multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.” He was taken to Kings County Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

The shooter is still on the loose, no arrests have ben made and the investigation is still ongoing.

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