Suge Knight, Death Row Records founder was shot six times and injured when terrifyingly, several shots were fired at a pre-VMAs party hosted by Chris Brown and Chris may have been the target. Suge is now in surgery and two other people were injured, one critically.
Chris Brown’s, 25, pre-VMAs party at 1OAK in West Hollywood was subjected to violence on Aug. 24. Shots rang out at the event, and a witness says the “Loyal” singer was the intended target of the gunfire. Partygoer Suge Knight, 49, was shot six times and is now in the hospital.
Chris Brown Shot At During Pre-VMA Party — Report
Gunshots were fired at Chris Brown’s pre-VMAs party in West Hollywood at around 1:30 a.m, TMZ reports. The singer was not hurt, but three others, including Suge Knight, were taken to the hospital, according to Daily Mail. One of the victims is in critical condition, TMZ reports.
An eyewitness at the event said that Chris was the target of the gunshots.
“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. Another girl at the party posted a picture of herself with bloody knees, and the photo was shared by KTLA reporter Kacey Montoya.
Before the shooting, Chris posted a video of the party at 1OAK.
In a new video, Chris was spotted climbing on a bar in the nightclub as bouncers told guests to “get down,” according to Daily Mail. He was later seen speeding away from the scene in an Instagram video and did not say anything about the shooting.
Suge was shot six times, TMZ reports. He walked out of the club after being injured and towards the police. The outlet says he was taken to the hospital and into surgery. He is expected to recover. In 1996, Suge was in the driver’s seat next to Tupac Shakur when the legendary rapper was shot and killed. Suge was also shot in the leg at Kanye West’s pre-VMAs party in 2005.
A new video has been revealed of Suge just moments after he was shot. You can watch the video here.
Model Tyson Beckford, 43, Robert Ri’chard, 31, and The Black Eyed Peas member Apple de Ap, 39, were all inside the club when the scary situation happened, TMZ reports. They told the outlet they heard four shots fired.
Justin Bieber was photographed with Chris earlier that night. The friends were partying at an LA mansion just prior to the 1OAK bash in West Hollywood. Justin’s rep did not confirm or deny whether the “Baby” singer was at 1OAK last night, when HollywoodLife.com checked to see if he’s okay.
As guests left the party after the shoot, the streets outside the club were flooded with people. See the video below.
Chris recently spoke out about the terrifying incident at 1OAK.
HollywoodLife.com reached out to Chris’ rep for comment. This is what his reps said:
“Chris hosted an event in Los Angeles last night to celebrate the upcoming release of his album X, during which an incident occurred. This incident did not involve Chris; he was merely the host of the event. He has and will continue to cooperate with the investigation.”
Our thoughts go out to those who were at the event. This is such a scary ordeal.
— Avery Thompson