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Suge Knight shot at pre-VMAs party

By | Published on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Suge Knight

There was drama ahead of this weekend’s MTV VMAs after a shooting at an unofficial pre-event party in LA in which one-time hip hop mogul Suge Knight was reportedly shot six times.

Two other men were also injured, with all three rushed to hospital where they were receiving treatment yesterday. A spokesman for the LA Sheriff’s Department said that, although Knight’s injuries were serious, all three men are expected to make a full recovery.

While Knight has been involved in violent altercations in the past, there was early speculation that the Death Row Records founder had been caught in the cross-fire, and that another party-goer – maybe even the event’s host Chris Brown – had actually been the target. But investigators say footage from inside the club venue where the party was taking place suggest the shooter was indeed targeting Knight.

His family issued a statement yesterday that read: “The family of Suge Knight asks 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”.