“Former rap impresario Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, founder of Death Row Records, and two others were shot early Sunday [Aug. 24, 2014], inside a packed West Hollywood nightclub at a pre-awards party hosted by singer Chris Brown,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
The story reports: “Gunfire erupted inside the cavernous 1 OAK club on the Sunset Strip about 1:30 a.m. as Brown was performing at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party, sending club-goers running and screaming into the street, according to authorities and witnesses. Sheriff’s deputies quickly descended on the venue, but the gunman managed to escape.”
The article says, “The 49-year-old Knight, who was apparently hit twice, managed to walk out of the club and was helped into a sheriff’s cruiser, where he remained until an ambulance arrived, authorities said. He was then taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. He is expected to survive.”
The story adds, “Law enforcement sources said a preliminary investigation suggests that Sunday’s shooting is probably connected to gang rivalries and Knight’s connections with Compton’s Bloods gang. They said several known members of the Blood gangs were present at the party. Detectives are reviewing video footage of the event to see if they can identify the shooter.”
The article also says another man and a woman, who the story did not name, were also shot and also expected to recover.