Marion “Suge” Knight, former CEO of Death Row Records, was reportedly shot six times early Sunday morning after a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown at a West Hollywood club turned violent, confirmed the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Though the 49-year-old was shot in the arm, stomach, and other places, he was able to walk out of the nightspot and immediately underwent surgery. Knight is now recovering in the ICU. Two other victims, a 32-year-old man and a 19-year old woman, were also shot, but all three are expected to recover. TMZ reports that officers believe gang rivalry could be a potential motivator for the shooting, but a shooter has not been identified.
A witness told E! News that “the entire club hit the ground.”
Brown tweeted shortly after the shooting, saying, “It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes.”
Knight founded Death Row Records with rapper Dr. Dre in the early 90s. The studio signed artists MC Hammer, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. Knight was in the vehicle with Shakur when he was shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996.
MTV released a statement saying the party was not affiliated with the network.
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