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Suge Knight shot multiple times at Chris Brown party

Suge Knight on November 18, 2004.

Suge Knight on November 18, 2004. Photo Credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images

Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was shot and injured early Sunday morning at a nightclub in West Hollywood in an incident involving several victims, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

"We can confirm that the person known as Suge Knight has been identified as one of several victims in a shooting in West Hollywood," a spokesman for the department told Reuters.

TMZ reported that Knight was leaving a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at the 1OAK club on Sunset Strip and that he was in intensive care after undergoing surgery for multiple bullet wounds at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Chris Brown took to Twitter yesterday apparently addressing the incident, tweeting: "It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the [expletive]!!!"

Cedars-Sinai would not confirm or deny that Knight was a patient, citing privacy laws.

Knight, whose real name is Marion, co-founded Death Row Records, a label that produced major rap hits in the early 1990s from artists such as Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Knight's hip-hop empire declined in the mid-1990s after he went to prison for a parole violation, Shakur was murdered and Dr. Dre left the Death Row label.


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