Suge Knight Reportedly Shot Multiple Times at Chris Brown’s Pre-VMAs Party
LOS ANGELES — Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was reportedly shot multiple times at singer Chris Brown’s pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at West Hollywood nightclub 1OAK early Sunday morning.
Mashable confirmed with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department that three people were shot at 1OAK. Officials would not provide names of the victims, but they confirmed two males, ages 49 and 32, as well as a 19-year-old woman were injured in the shooting. They were taken to Cedars Sinai hospital, where they are now in stable condition.
The shooting happened after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, local time. TMZ first reported that one of the people shot was 49-year-old Knight, which is line with the age that officials released.
Though it’s unclear who the gunshots were intended for, other people in attendance included Brown, Justin Bieber, Tyson Beckford and Black Eyed Peas’ apl.de.ap.
“Due to federal privacy laws, we cannot confirm or deny whether someone was or is treated at our hospital,” Cara Martinez, a spokeswoman for Cedars Sinai, told Mashable.
Knight co-founded Death Row Records in the 1991 alongside rappers The D.O.C., Dr. Dre and Dick Griffey. The label wielded such talent as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, MC Hammer and other West Coast artists.
Brown tweeted this message Sunday to his 13.6 million followers:
It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullshit!!!
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 24, 2014
An MTV spokesperson told Mashable that “MTV has no affiliation nor is connected to this event in any way.” Brown is scheduled to attend the Sunday’s VMAs as a nominee.
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