Updated 05:28 PM EST, Thu, Dec 02, 2021

Suge Knight Not Knocked Out But Shot at Chris Brown's Party

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Singer Chris Brown hosted a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party Saturday night that ended in a shooting. 

Marion "Suge" Knight, founder of Death Row Records, along with two other attendees whose identities were not disclosed, were shot at LA hot spot 1Oak, reported the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, via the LA Times.

According to TMZ, Suge is being treated in the ICU where he is expected to recover. The other victims, a 32-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, have also received medical attention and are expected to survive the ordeal.

The news was confirmed by Knight's family via a statement issued to the Revolt Television website.

"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."

Police officials reported that the 49-year-old rap mogul was shot in the torso around 1:40 AM Sunday while the club was still packed. Per The New York Times, "Deputies drew their weapons and asked clubgoers to leave by holding up their hands, said Sgt. Chris Tatar , the West Hollywood division watch commander for the Sheriff's Department. "We didn't know who was who at that time," said the official.

Knight co-founded Death Row Records in 1991 and signed iconic rap and hip-hop names like Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, recalled CNN. He was reportedly the one driving the car when Shakur was shot to death in 1996 while in Las Vegas. He also had multiple run-ins with the law, including a multi-year stint in prison for violating parole.

"It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bulls**t!!!," said Brown, 25, over his Twitter account.

"Chris hosted an event in Los Angeles last night to celebrate the upcoming release of his album X, during which an incident occurred," said a rep to Rolling Stone. "This incident did not involve Chris; he was merely the host of the event. He has and will continue to cooperate with the investigation."

Celebrities reported to have attended the event include Hollywood big names like Justin Bieber, model Tyson Beckford and Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap. MTV disclosed that the event has no connection or affiliation to the organization.

Authorities have released limited details on the incident due to its ongoing investigation.

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