The Game Paying For 6-Year-Old's Funeral After Los Angeles Shooting
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.10.2013
TMZ reports that reports that The Game is giving $10,000 to the family of a six-year-old girl that was shot and killed outside of her family's Los Angeles home this past weekend. The money will be used to help with funeral costs.
Tiana Ricks was shot when two men approached the home in Moreno Valley and opened fire, hitting her and her father. As she was dying, she actually turned to her father and asked: "Are you okay, Daddy?"
The Game read about the story and tweeted: "This very sad story hit me in a place nothing ever has ... Tiana did not know she was shot & kept asking was her father okay."
He tracked down the family and pledged to give them $10,000. He announced recently that he's trying to give away a million of his own money to those in need (called TheRobinHoodProject) and this is one of those times.
Her mother, Marquia Macklin, said: "Game told me that he heard about my story and was really sorry. He said that he wanted to help out and put me in touch with his financial team."
The money is being wired to Macklin today. Tiana's funeral is Saturday.
While she's grateful for the money, she added: "It costs so much to bury her ... sadly $10,000 only covers half of the casket and the plot."
Police are still looking for the shooters and ask anyone with information to contact the Moreno Valley Police Department.