Oakland rapper Keak Da Sneak is in recovery after being critically wounded in a shooting incident in Richmond, Calif. on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the Richmond Police Department confirmed to TheWrap that Keak Da Sneak (real name Charles Kente Williams) was shot at a Richmond gas station at approximately 5:30 AM on Aug. 20. Officers found the rapper “lying on the ground, with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso.”
He was then taken to a local trauma center, where he remains in stable condition, says Richmond PD.
The shooting “appears to be a targeted incident” according to Richmond police, but no suspect has been identified, and no vehicle description has been obtained.
Keak Da Sneak performed a concert in Oakland, Calif. just hours before the shooting occurred. It is not known at this time why the “Tell Me When to Go” rapper was in the city of Richmond, which is 15 miles away, according to Richmond PD.
Keak Da Sneak is best known for his role in the development of the Bay Area hip hop genre called “Hyphy” alongside friends and fellow Bay Area rappers E-40 and Mistah F.A.B. Mistah F.A.B. posted a video to Instagram on Monday, in which he encouraged fans to pray for Keak’s recovery. The video has since been removed and re-posted to @onthisdateinhiphop.