Suge Knight was reportedly shot 6 times during a MTV VMA Awards party hosted by Chris Brown at LA club 1 OAK last night. Very few details about what lead to the shooting are currently available, but shots were said to have rang out inside the club at around 1:30 am and at least two other clubgoers were also wounded. Celebrities like Game, Chris Brown and Tyson Beckford were present at the venue throughout the evening.
Knight is said to have walked out of the club despite his injuries and later underwent surgery. Right now he’s in ICU but is expected to recover.
UPDATED: Suge’s family has a released a statement about the incident.
“The family of Suge Knight ask 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.”
There are also unconfirmed rumors that Suge has succumbed to his wounds and passed away.
UPDATED: The Daily Beast spoke to some witnesses about the shooting.
UPDATED: TMZ spoke to comedian Katt Williams, who was with Suge at the time of the shooting, and he claims Suge was not the intended target, but was actually trying to protect somebody else from the gunfire.
“Suge knows who shot Suge”
UPDATED: As expected, Suge has nothing to say to investigators about who may have shot him.
A source tells us when they asked about the shooting … Suge acted disoriented, asking, “I was shot?”