Bay Area rapper Keak Da Sneak remains in critical condition this afternoon after being shot more 4 times in Richmond, CA. police said.
Keak da Sneak, who’s real name is Charles Williams, 39, had been wounded several times and was down in front of a shuttered 76 Gas Station at Carlson Boulevard and Imperial Way when police arrived, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said. Officers responded there around 5:30 a.m. after receiving a call that shots were fired, he said.
An ambulance took Williams to a hospital trauma center, and his injuries remained life-threatening, Tan said.
Williams’ shooting led to a Twitter outpouring that was a mixture of sympathy, questions and hearsay, including speculation that he had died.
Police did not identify any suspects and would not speculate as to whether the shooting was a drive-by.
Williams is an Oakland native, and Tan said police believe his current residence is Sacramento. Social media and Instagram posts indicated he also was shot in January.
UPDATE: Our sources tell us thate, Keak Da Sneak has just came out of surgery and is in stable condition. Check back with us for more details later in the day.