Wilbren Bain Jr., also known as “Gookie,” died after being transported to a Miami hospital. His shooter is said to be a friend, who opened fire following an ongoing dispute.
Conflicting reports state that Bain was shot and died today, while an alleged message from Trina’s management placed the incident over the weekend. “I have some very sad news to post. Over the weekend, Trina’s little brother was shot in Miami, FL. Wilbrent Bain Jr. is also known to friends as Goonkie and is 19 years old,” the post reads. “He is currently in critical condition at a local Miami, FL hospital. Please keep him in your prayers and send your blessings to Trina and her family! Feel free to post comments as I will be forwarding them to Trina herself.
Bain lived in northwest Miami his entire life and survived a shooting in 2008. “He’s a very good kid,” said family friend the Rev. Gary Johnson. “It’s unfortunate. It’s a terrible tragedy.”
He had a criminal record which included weapons possession and domestic violence.
Authorities have a suspect in custody but have not yet made an official arrest.
View more videos at: http://nbcmiami.com.
Photo: NBC 6