Keak Da Sneak, a rapper from Oakland and pioneer of the Bay Area's hyphy movement, is reportedly in stable condition after he was found shot Monday morning in Richmond, California. 

The East Bay Times reports the 39-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Charles Williams, was discovered in front of a gas station at 5:30 a.m. after police responded to calls about gunfire. Keak was immediately transported to the hospital, where he would undergo surgery to treat the multiple life-threatening gun shot wounds. 

Hours after he was admitted into the hospital, Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B. shared an update on social media, stating Keak came out of surgery and is now recovering. F.A.B. also reminded fans about the importance of showing love and support to those who are still alive, rather than waiting until tragedy strikes.


#OnThisDateInHipHop, #MistahFAB gives us an update on #KeakDaSneak's condition after being shot in #Richmond. #Message!! @hemightdntgotit with the dime...

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“We need to stop waiting ‘til we hear news of something to show our appreciation for someone […] All these concerns for this brother, but when a man been going through his ups and downs and his trials and tribulations, that’s when he needed his friends, that’s when he needed support—not just when something drastic happened to a person,” said F.A.B. said in a now-deleted Instagram post. “[…] We gotta start loving each other while we here, man. Giving each other our roses while we’re here, man. Telling someone you appreciate them while they’re here, man. Don’t wait ‘til I’m hurt to try to heal me. Care about me while I’m here.”

Authorities continue to investigate the shooting, and have yet to identify any suspects. No other details are available at this time.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.