Oakland rap veteran Keak Da Sneak was shot multiple times in Richmond, Calif. on Monday (Aug. 21) and is in critical condition.
Reports said the 39-year-old rapper (born Charles Williams) was found shot at a 76 Gas Station, when police responded to shots being fired in the area at around 5:30 a.m., reports East Bay Times.
Keak was taken to a local hospital, where he was placed in the trauma center, where he’s listed in critical but stable condition.
So far, no suspects have been identified.
“They’re working around the clock on this case,” said Richmond Police Lt. Felix Tan. “We’re hoping to talk to the victim as soon as he gets recovered enough to speak with us.”
Keak Da Sneak had performed at local venue Complex the night before the shooting.
Fellow Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B. said that Keak has underwent surgery… in a since-deleted Instagram post. “The big homie made it through surgery,” he said. “He did get shot, he’s not dead. Prayers and strength may go with him. We need to stop waiting ’til we hear news of something to show our appreciation for someone.”
“When a man be going through his ups and downs and trials and tribulations, that’s when he needs his friends,” F.A.B. added. “That’s when he needs his support. Not just when something drastic happens to a person…We gotta start loving each other while we here, man, giving each other roses while we’re here.”
This is the second time Keak Da Sneak has been shot this year. In January, he was shot after performing at local nightclub Tracy’s The Venu. Two days later, he performed with a cane. “You’ll never understand how valuable life is until it flash before ya eyes,” he said at the time. “Gods plan can never be determined by man an fa that I’m still livin an Can’t nothin on this earth stop me!”