Kansas City, MO – Tech N9ne fans across the globe are uniting with prayers and positive vibrations as news surfaced that his aunt, Ivy Yates, was shot in her Kansas City, Missouri home Saturday (September 17), FOX4 reports.

Tech was traveling on his Strange Music Tour when he received the tragic news of his aunt being in the hospital with a punctured lung after being shot.

Yates was in her own home with her grandchildren before several gunshots rang out, penetrating the walls and striking Tech’s aunt, the woman who helped raised him, in the chest.

“I need all the prayers I can get from my Technicians for my aunt Ivy!” the Kansas City native captioned on an Instagram photo of him and his aunt. “Some demon shot her last night! Send Angel love this way so I can transfer it her way! Positive energy today people please!”

Aunt Ivy is now being surrounded by family and friends at her hospital bedside. Her health is slowly improving and she has been taken off the breathing machine. Tech N9ne shared another post with a screenshot of a text from his brother updating her status.

HipHopDX is sending our prayers to Tech N9ne and his family during this difficult time.

Check out Tech N9ne’s Instagram post below.