Suge Knight was shot six times during a shooting a Chris Brown’s pre-VMAs party.
The first moments after rap producer Suge Knight, 49, was shot inside Chris Brown’s, 25, party at 1OAK nightclub on Aug. 24 have been caught on tape. The video shows Suge struggling near police after taking six bullets.
Suge Knight Video: First Look At Rap Producer At Shooting
Suge is hunched over by a car after escaping with his life from inside 1OAK nightclub, as seen in a video obtained by TMZ. The Death Row Records founder fled the scene and walked outside the club himself to await help.
The police are at Suge’s side in the video as they try and signal for help. Partygoers and other citizens are running around while Suge is on his knees. You can’t see his injuries, but we know Suge was taken to the hospital to undergo surgery for his wounds. At the end of the video, the police officer by Suge’s side runs towards the camera, possibly to seek medical help for Suge.
We are so glad Suge is going to be OK. He is truly lucky to be alive. The outlet reports that Suge took one bullet to the arm and five to the stomach. Doctors have removed three bullets from his body. The other two victims were taken to the hospital. One is reportedly in critical condition, reports TMZ.
Chris, the host of the party, was not injured, but an eyewitness claimed that he was the intended target.
Suge Knight Shooting: Was Chris Brown The Target?
“Literally can’t believe what I just witnessed. Someone tried to fire shots at Chris Brown at 1oak. Speechless,” Katie Clendon wrote on her Twitter after the shooting. Yes, Chris hosted the event, but there has not been any confirmation about why the shooter opened fire. However, Chris appeared to have tried to confront the gunman during the shooting.
HollywoodLife.com learned exclusively Chris’ side of the story surrounding the shooting.
“He didn’t have anything to do with that situation,” our source said. “It was shocking to him and when he heard the shots he got down just like everybody else. His security grabbed him and covered him and got him out of there.”
“He was in the wrong place at the wrong time just like everyone else,” our source continued. “It’s a shame and real stupid. Someone could have been killed and he doesn’t condone stupid sh** like that.”
A new report alleges that Chris’ ex-friends may have had something to do with the shooting. After Chris got out of rehab, he left his old life behind, and those former friends may have been upset about that.
We wish Suge all the best as he recovers from his injuries.
— Avery Thompson