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Aspiring Rapper Rylo Huncho Dies in Tragic Accident While Filming Video

17-year-old aspiring rapper Rylo Huncho died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot while filming a video. The tragedy highlights concerns over gun safety among teens.

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Aspiring Rapper Rylo Huncho Dies in Tragic Accident While Filming Video

A 17-year-old aspiring rapper, known as Rylo Huncho, tragically lost his life on Sunday, May 15th, due to an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound while filming a video for social media, as reported by The New York Post.

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The teenager, whose real name has not been released by authorities, was identified through social media footage. The video shows Huncho, a Suffolk-based rapper, singing and dancing with a handgun equipped with a laser sight. In a disturbing moment, he appears to manipulate the firearm and point it towards his head. A gunshot is heard, and the camera falls, capturing no further details.

Police are investigating the incident, but it appears to have been an unintentional act. The community is in mourning, with a GoFundMe page established to support Huncho's mother during this difficult time. "He was her only son!" a cousin wrote on the fundraising page, highlighting the single mother's dedication to her child. The post also noted the uncertainty surrounding whether the death was an accident or a possible suicide.

This incident underscores the broader issue of gun culture in the United States, particularly its impact on children and teenagers. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of CDC data, guns are the leading cause of death for children and teens in the U.S. In 2021, 2,590 children and teens under 18 died from gun violence, a 46% increase from 2019.

In that same year, 54% of all gun-related deaths in the U.S. were suicides, while 43% were murders. The remaining gun deaths were accidental, involved law enforcement, or had undetermined circumstances.

The tragedy of Rylo Huncho's death is a stark reminder of the risks associated with firearms and the need for greater awareness and safety measures to prevent such heartbreaking incidents.

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