12/06/2013 05:07 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Rapper The Game Donates $17,000 To Slain 7-Year-Old Boy's Family

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The Game is stepping in yet again to help a family in crisis. The "How We Do" rapper is donating $17,000 to the family of 7-year-old Talaib Pecante, who was killed in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting in Los Angeles this week.

The Compton native and father of three told TMZ that he heard about the shooting on the news and was horrified that the act had occurred so close to the holiday season.

As a response, he reached out to prominent individuals in the L.A. area seeking funds, including gang leaders, who all donated $7,000.

By the caption on the photo of young Pecante he posted to his Instagram account, it seems like he donated $10,000 of his own money to the cause as well.

The rapper's decision to ask members of the Bloods, Crips, and other area gangs for donations may be unexpected, but The Game says he hopes that the move will encourage the crews to adopt a city-wide cease-fire for the holiday season.

He's also promoted his cease-fire plea on Twitter with the hashtag #CeaseFireLA, and he has since included other cities in the #CeaseFire movement.

Earlier this year, The Game announced the Robin Hood Project: His pledge to donate $1,000,000 of his own money to people in need by Christmas, a project he documents on Instagram. Back in September, he helped out the family of 6-year-old shooting victim Tiana Ricks. Last month, he donated an additional $10,000 to help the victims of the Philippines typhoon.



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