Updated Thursday evening, September 27th.
On Monday, Christian Hip-Hop artist Thi’sl was shot multiple times in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.
Thi’sl, a Billboard-charting hip-hop artist, is known for being a positive role model in his community of St. Louis, Missouri, who speaks against violence and works with the youth.
He posted to his personal Facebook page explaining what happened.
Dear friends and Family,
I want to start off by saying, “Thank you so much for the love that you have shown me during this time!” I’ve seen many of your posts, THANKS A MILLION! I know many of you have been hearing that I was shot Monday night during an attempted robbery in my hometown of St. Louis. I also have been made aware that there are many stories going around so I wanted to take this time to clarify what happened as well as personally give you guys an update on my current condition. It is true I was involved in an attempted robbery. It’s not true that I was shot multiple times. That was believed to be true early on because I had three holes in my left leg but those ended up being the exit wounds and not the entry. The bullet entered my left thigh, fragmented in my leg and exited in three pieces in my inner thigh by my groin. The larger part of the bullet then entered my right inner thigh, hit my femur bone, broke it and exited the other side. By the grace of God I had my firearm on me and was able to pull it and fire back which is why I wasn’t totally victimized. The road to recovery is going to be a long one. Speaking with my doctor today it could be up to three months before my leg is completely healed. I will not be able to move at all for the first two weeks that I’m home, I’ll only able to sit with my leg elevated. Minutes after this happened I had these thoughts running through my mind, “I’m out here everyday breaking my back to save the very dudes that just tried to rob me.” I instantly combated those thoughts with, “This is the reason why I have to go harder, so these dudes don’t have to do this.” This will not shake me or change the way I see view these young men, I still want to see these young men changed, I still want to see them come to know their creator and experience the saving grace of Jesus! I’m a man that would normally keep my mouth shut and go through what I’m going through on my own but at the counsel of friends and family, I’ve allowed my friend Olivia McClinton to create a GoFundMe campaign that will help me cover my bills for the next three months and any unexpected medical expenses that may occur. I will keep you guys updated and I promise you I’m in good spirits at this point even though I can’t walk or do anything on my own. Again thanks for all of the love it’s been a blessing reading your words!
A GoFundMe fundraiser has been setup to support him with his medical and other expenses.
St. Louis is a great city but it also has serious issues with crime. St. Louis has the highest violent crime rate per 100,000 people according to The Detroit Times (Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report).
Gun violence is an issue that needs to be focused on so we can all find solutions to the problem. Jam The Hype will be addressing Gun violence more in-depth soon.
The Christian Hip-Hop community continues to pray for Thi’sl as he is recovering.
Prayers for the homie @Thisl. 🙏🙏 Speedy recovery, my dude.
— Rich Steele (@RichSteeleMusic) September 26, 2018
Be in prayer for @Thisl y’all. This man been posting about helping train up men and serving his city only to get shot by the same people he’s trying to reach.
— Lower Tax Bracket Tweets (@Bmurph633) September 26, 2018
STL 🙏🏿 for my brother Thi’sl Tyler…
It angers me to say that I have a true love hate relationship with St.Louis.
— Rance John Miner (@RanceJohn) September 26, 2018
Yo did @Thisl for real get shot???? Praying bro 🙏🙏
— Cole DeRuse (@ColeDeRuse) September 26, 2018
— 🇺🇬🅱RIAN WADE IP (@Brianwadeip) September 26, 2018
— TheCrewsHipHopCorner (@TheCrewHHC) September 26, 2018
@Thisl PRAYING FOR YOU BRO!!! Love you man! Full recovery comjng your way!!
— J.R (@MakindyJoseph) September 26, 2018
Pray for This’l@Thisl love you bruh
— The Author (@TheAuthor122) September 26, 2018
Praying for the big homie @Thisl 🙏🏽
— † Low Soul † (@Loso_CHE) September 26, 2018
@Thisl Praying for you G 🙏🏾
Get Well Soon
— IZZY (@_ayo_izzy) September 26, 2018
Prayers going up for the homie @Thisl 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— A.Ward (@Iam_AWard) September 26, 2018
Prayers 🙏🏾 up for the big homie @Thisl LOVE you man, praise GOD your a fighter!
— Craig 5ive James (@5iveola) September 26, 2018
Praying for @thisl!!!!
— Trisha Bell (@TeaBells) September 26, 2018
Man, just got BAD news tha big bro @Thisl was shot multiple times. I know you’ve been going through a lot for tha past years! Love you dude I’m glad that you’re okay. Please lift my dawg up 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/WlSsyvOdRd
— Young Rockstar (@RockstarJt) September 26, 2018
@Thisl got shot. Keep him lifted! 🙏🏾
— Terrell Burt (@tlburt17) September 26, 2018
Yo this gotta stop this man been a role model since I was a kid 😣 Prayers out for @Thisl recovery. Fr striving to help and give back to my own and others communities the way he does
— KJ Carter (@itskjcarter) September 26, 2018
I’m hearing they tried to take one of ours last night. May our Lord cancel their attempt to take the life that He gave. We’re praying you pull through w/o any complications beloved. Lifting up you and your family @thisl //full recovery and faith filled t… https://t.co/vd9aoLbPEk pic.twitter.com/myYnfcwCkU
— ESHON BURGUNDY (@eshonburgundy) September 26, 2018
— Lecrae (@lecrae) September 26, 2018
Keep Thi’sl, his family, and his city in prayer. The Jam The Hype team is praying as well.
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