The Game gave $10,000 to the family of 6-year-old Tiana Ricks, who was shot and killed last weekend in the Southern California community of Moreno Valley.

Currently in Australia, the rapper heard the story and spread the word through social media of the tragic shooting, saying "this very sad story hit me in a place nothing ever has." He posted a photo of the girl with the following caption:

"The picture above is of 6 year old 'Tiana Ricks' who was gunned down in Moreno Valley this past weekend holding onto her fathers leg as men approached & opened fire wounding both Tiana & her father.

"Tiana did not know she was shot & kept asking was her father okay until 2 1/2 hours later when lil Tiana was passed away just after midnite on Sunday... I read about this story here in Australia & immediately tracked down her mother @lost_the_love_of_my_life & noticed her & the family trying to raise $10,000 for funeral costs.... So I got her on a 3 way with my accountant & now I'm in the process of transferring $10,000 from my account to hers !!!!!"

According to the Huffington Report, Tiana's funeral is scheduled for Saturday.

While Tiana's mother says she's grateful the rapper stepped in, The Game's $10,000 will only cover half of the funeral costs, according to TMZ.

The rapper's act of kindness is part of The Robin Hood Project, a charitable pledge he's made to give away $1 million before Christmas.

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