Rap mogul Suge Knight was shot at a pre-party for the 2014 VMAs. Read on for the facts on his condition and the shooting …
1. Knight Was Shot Six Times
The shooting occurred at 1Oak Nightclub in West Hollywood around 1:30 a.m. and Knight was shot six times. TMZ writes:
A source close to Suge tells us … he was shot in the stomach and arm and apparently in other places as well.
No arrests have been made yet and the shooter hasn’t been identified.
2. Since the Shooting, Knight Underwent Surgery and Will Be Okay
Though Knight was shot six times, he actually walked out of the nightclub himself before being taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital. He then underwent surgery to treat the gun shot wounds. According to family via TMZ, Knight is recovering in the ICU of the hospital and is expected to be just fine.
3. There Were Many Stars There At the Time of the Shooting
— Julie Sone (@JulieSone) August 24, 2014
Chris Brown was throwing the party and Tyson Beckford, Justin Bieber and many others were in attendance, which means anyone of them could have been an innocent bystander. Two other people were also shot (a man and a woman) according to reports and at least one of them is said to be in critical condition. A witness told E! News:
You could hear the gunshots very clearly. The entire club hit the ground and people were being escorted out with their hands up. Chris’ entourage covered him up pretty quickly and were pushing him out the door to get out. I did not see the gunshots but saw Suge Knight walking out and getting into the police car. Obviously the whole place was pretty shaken up.
Chris Brown tweeted:
It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes.
4. The Game Also Had a Fight There That Night
Suge Knight wasn’t the only one caught in the middle of a fight at 1Oak that night. Rapper The Game was also having issues at the club earlier that night. TMZ reports:
An hour-and-a-half before the shots, Game came to the club and he and his buddies got into an altercation with security guards … there was a full-on fight. Game tried to get in was denied and left, but his buddies stayed behind. We do not know if they were involved in the altercation.
5. Fans Are Reacting on Twitter
Suge Knight shot multiple times last night at #1OAKLA and walked out the club on his own to find help?!? Suge Knight is bulletproof forreal.
— Peter Kash FLOW 93-5 (@PeterKash) August 24, 2014
Music fans have taken to Twitter to talk about the shooting, share stories and show their praise for Suge Knight. Have a look at some of the tweets from Twitter below:
— Rydravyn (@Rydravyn) August 24, 2014
This Suge Knight thing reminds me of when I got shot at Cyndi Lauper's VMA party (yes the same party where Quarterflash were all killed.)
— Anthony DeVito (@AnthonyDeVito) August 24, 2014
Note to self: never sit next to Suge Knight at a party.
— Joe (@Joezylla) August 24, 2014