Report: Kafani Could Be Paralyzed From Shooting

Oakland rapper was hit in the spine.

Posted: 10/03/2013 03:01 PM EDT

Kafani may never walk again after being shot five times last Saturday (Sept. 28). The rapper, born Amir Ashad, remains hospitalized under critical condition and it is unclear if he will have "full mobility because of the spinal injures," reports 24hourhiphop.com.

Authorities have not yet identified the person who allegedly hit the Bay Area rhymer in the chest and spine during a late-night video shoot. Doctors have been working to save the 33-year-old's life, pumping "as much blood as possible." He underwent more than one surgery and is likely to survive.

Beef is said to be at the center of the weekend violence. At the time of the shooting, Kafani was reportedly recording a video response to Philthy Rich's "Swear to God" diss in his rumored rival's neighborhood. 

Police haven't named Rich as a suspect. He hasn't directly addressed Kafani's shooting or reported injuries but retweeted the comment "anything @Kafani rapping about I refuse to take him serious," the day of the incident. 

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