Former Death Row bossman Suge Knight was reportedly shot twice last night (Aug. 23) at the 1Oak nightclub in West Hollywood.
The 49-year-old outspoken rap mogul (born Marion Knight Jr.) was in attendance at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown. Shots allegedly rang out at about 1:30 a.m. (PT) at the Sunset Strip hotspot. Knight was shot in the stomach and arm, according to TMZ.
“Suge walked out on his own power … a cop spotted him and walked the rap mogul to the police car where Suge sat. Suge was then put in an ambulance and taken to a local hospital,” the site also reports.
Model Tyson Beckford and Black Eyed Peas’ apl.de.ap were among those in attendance. Rapper The Game was also seen at the entrance of 1Oak, where he was denied entry into the party. Reports say that he left the nightclub, but that members of his entourage stayed behind. This incident had not been connected to the shooting.
Knight was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where he is undergoing surgery. He was apparently one of three victims shot. The gravity of his injuries, nor the cause of the shooting has been detailed thus far.
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UPDATE: TMZ now reports that Knight was shot six times, according to his family. He is in the hospital’s ICU and is expected to make a recovery.
UPDATE (2): Police are investigating whether or not a gang rivalry was the cause of the shooting. Knight’s family has released a statement:
“The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media. Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he’s human. He’s done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole so we ask that you respect that.”