Wrestler Rikishi says his niece, 16, was 'murdered' in San Francisco shooting and begs fans for help09/01/2021
WRESTLER Rikishi has revealed that his 16-year-old niece was tragically murdered in a shooting in San Francisco earlier this summer.
The WWE Hall of Famer announced the shocking news in a tweet on Wednesday morning and appealed to his fans for help.
"They murdered my niece in the Bay Area, 16 yrs old Jaedah Tofaeono," he wrote, posting a photograph of her and revealing a $50,000 reward.
"Please help find these mother f**kers," the star fumed.
The tragic incident unfolded on July 30 at around 6.45pm along Bertha Lane, according to a police bulletin attached to the tweet.
While responding to the call, the cops learned that a 45-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl had been shot and privately transported to a local hospital.
"Despite life-saving efforts, the 16-year-old victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased," the bulletin reads.
The woman, meanwhile, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has not yet publically identified either victim.
No further details in the case have been revealed. The SFPD Homicide Detail is leading the investigation.
POLICE OFFER 50K REWARD
In a statement, the SFPD confirmed it has authorized a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the "identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Francis Graves directly at 1-415-553-9099.
Information can also been submitted via the SFPD's 24-Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or by sending a text message to Text-A-Tip at TIP411 and beginning the text message with SFPD.
The news of the tragedy comes just one day after Rikishi reveled in the triumph of his youngest son being signed by the WWE on Monday.
Joseph “Sefa” Fatu, who went by the nickname “The Problem”, has been on the independent circuit for the last two years.
His two older brothers, Jimmy & Jey Uso, are the current Smackdown Tag Team Champions.
"Congrats to all the new future prospects of the industry your time is NOW," wrote Rikishi, "especially proud of my son #TheProblem @RealSefaFatu follow his journey and watch him grow @WWEUsos @WWERomanReigns @SamoanDynasty1.”
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