Snoop Lion attends Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2013' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 8, 2013 in Culver City, California. Photo: Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:18 PM EDT

Snoop Lion (the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg) gave an undisclosed contribution to the family of Tiana Ricks, a 6-year-old girl killed this week in suspected gang violence. She and her father, Tyrell Ricks, were shot on Monday in Moreno Valley, Los Angeles by two men who remain at large. Her father sustained injuries but survived the shooting. Snoop hopes to bring attention to ongoing gun violence nationwide, and told the LA Times

"From the mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown, to gang violence in the streets and murders in our own backyards, too many tears are being shed, too many young lives are being cut short. We need to come together to change this."

He joins rapper The Game in donating to the girl's funeral, both sending heartfelt condolences to the family. The Game gave a $10,000 donation as part of "The Robin Hood Project," a personal initiative to donate $1 million to people in need this year.

(h/t LA Times)