We are sad to report rapper Trina’s younger brother, Wilbrent “Gonk” Bain was shot and killed yesterday in broad daylight.
The 19-year-old, known as “Gonk”, was raised in Northwest Miami his entire life and the community is distraught after learning the news. Apparently, Gonk was having a dispute with friend and neighbor, Ron Dobson, when the feud got out of hand; although it is not clear what the fight was about, it ended fatally when Dobson pulled out his gunand shot Gonk dead.
It is not a secret that gunviolence in our country has been skyrocketing, although the root cause of such violence is not always clear.
One of the member’s of Gonk’s neighborhood released a statement saying, “It’s a gun problem more than anything because anyone can just get a gun. I guarantee if you walk around this neighborhood now I bet you’ll get it.” Although Gonk’s past wan’t the cleanest, many testified that Gonk was a good kid.
EGL offers our deepest condolescenes to Trina and her family during this extremely difficult time.