Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight was reportedly shot multiple times last night at an unofficial MTV Video Music Awards pre-party in West Hollywood. The bash, at 1 Oak, was hosted by Chris Brown. According to reports, Knight was shot at as many as six times but was able to walk out of the club and to an ambulance with the help of police.
Details are few but the site broke the news, reporting that four shots were fired around 1:30 a.m. PT inside 1 OAK’s Los Angeles outpost on the Sunset Strip. In a 61-second video obtained by the website, a man resembling the exec (born Marion Knight Jr.) is seen being wheeled out on a stretcher by emergency workers; a number of police vehicles are on the scene. Knight’s family and sources close to TMZ seem to confirm his injuries were not fatal and that he was undergoing surgery in the pre-dawn hours.
At 9 p.m. PT on Saturday, Brown — an MTV VMA nominee at tonight’s show — posted a promo for the 1 OAK bash on his Instagram, adding the anticipatory caption, “We bout to turn the [f–k] up!!!!” But by Sunday morning, Brown had taken to Twitter to vent about the aftermath of the shooting, writing, “It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullsh–!!!”