Meek Mill Says 'Put the Gunz Down' After Cousin Killed on Philadelphia Streets

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Meek Mill attends his pop up store exerience at 25 Mercer Street on June 30, 2015 in New York City. 

Meek Mill is mourning the death of his 21-year-old cousin, Angelo Colon, who was fatally shot late Tuesday night in South Philadelphia on a violent night when three other men were also gunned down and six were wounded by gunfire. "Damn Lo! Watching my family die to these philly streets!," Mill wrote in an Instagram tribute to Colon that featured a smiling picture of his cousin. "Probation is the only thing that got me tied to come coming back here so frequent!! My mission is to save my family from these streets and change the mindframe of all my lil cousins growing up in it!!!!" 

 

 

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The death put Mill in a reflective mood, as evidenced by a subsequent Instagram in which he chronicled a conversation from June with his cousin about ending violence in which they agreed on the phrase "put the gunz down." 

 

 

Philly.com reported that shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday police responded to a report of shots fired and when they arrived they found Colon shot in the head outside a takeout restaurant; he was pronounced dead at the scene. An unnamed 27-year-old man who was with Colon was also found shot several times in the legs at a local hospital and listed as in critical but stable condition. Capt. James Clark said a burgundy-colored vehicle had drive by Colon and the other man and someone inside had opened fire. "Either or both of them were the target. Probably both," said Homicide Captain Clark. 

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 On Thursday morning (Sept. 15) Mill posted a somber pic of a coffin in a tribute to Colon.