Billboard-charting Christian hip-hop artist Travis Tyler, known as “Thi’sl,” was shot multiple times during an apparent robbery on Wednesday. The news was shared in a Facebook post by someone who claims to be his cousin. She wrote, “My fav was shot multiples x’s last night and underwent surgery this morning. He is expected to have a full recovery. We have to pray more for this city and all these senseless acts of violence. I thank God He spared my cuzzns life. Praying for a speedy recovery. I love you cuz.”

Multiple other sources have reported the shooting which appears to have happened in St. Louis, but no official confirmation of the shooting has been released. Rapzilla.com reported that one of the bullets broke Tyler’s leg, and he needed surgery to place a rod and bolts in his leg. The gospel rapper and ex-gang member is known for being a positive role model in his community working with the inner-city youth in St. Louis, Missouri. READ MORE