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Death Row Records co-founder Marion ‘Suge’ Knight shot at pre-VMAs party

Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight has a long history of being associated with violence. According to a report by TMZ and several sources on Sunday, Knight was shot several times early Sunday morning at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party hosted by R&B singer Chris Brown. The party took place on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California.

Music Producer Suge Knight (L) speaks at CBS Studios during a taping of 'The Late Late Show' on November 18, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. Suge Knight Gives his take on the incident at this week's Vibe Awards.
Music Producer Suge Knight (L) speaks at CBS Studios during a taping of 'The Late Late Show' on November 18, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. Suge Knight Gives his take on the incident at this week's Vibe Awards.
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The report by TMZ states that Knight, 49, was shot several times when shots allegedly rang out at about 1:30 a.m. (PT). He maintained gunshot wounds in the stomach and arm, but despite this was able to walk out on his owner power. The report then states that a cop found him and then escorted him to a police car where he waited until an ambulance took him to a Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Knight is currently in intensive care following surgery. The gunshots and the entire incident shook up those in attendance of the party. Those in attendance were model/actor Tyson Beckford, rapper The Game, Justin Bieber and Apple de Ap of the Black Eyes Peas. It was Beckford who tweeted out TMZ’s report about the shooting. Brown, who hosted the event expressed his frustration about the incident. He tweeted, “It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes.”

Suge Knight was in the center of the feud between Death Row Records and Bad Boy Records back in the mid-90s that led to the deaths of two of hip-hops biggest stars Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. Knight was in the car with Tupac when he was fatally shot in Las Vegas. There has been no connection made to any previous altercations for this particular incident.