Monday, 25 August 2014

Chris Brown Targeted By Gunmen As Suge Knight Is Hit Twice

Disappointing: Chris Brown took to Twitter in the early hours to express his disappointment at the shooting

Chris Brown was targeted by Gun men as violence erupted at a pre-party for the Video Music Awards early Sunday morning. Multiple people were injured when shots were fired a police confirmed. Music producer Suge Knight was among those injured during the shooting at a glamourous awards show party in a Los Angeles nightclub hosted by Chris Brown, it has been reported.

According to Dailymail, witnesses said Chris Brown, who is still on parole following his recent release from jail, had been the target of shots fired at the 1OAK club in West Hollywood, where he was hosting a pre-party for tonight's Video Music Awards.

Brown was thought to be unhurt, but three other victims - among them Death Row Records founder Marion 'Suge' Knight, 49, were reportedly taken to the city's Cedars Sinai hospital.One of them was said to be in a critical condition.

Model and actor Tyson Beckford, and Black Eyed Peas member Apple de Ap were inside the pre-VMA party hosted by Brown and told TMZ they had heard four shots being fired at around 1.30am today. 

Black Kapital Records CEO Knight was said to have walked out of the club, where he was spotted by a police officer and taken to hospital by ambulance.

He was reportedly shot twice, injuring his stomach and arm, and is now undergoing surgery. 

The suspected gunmen were apprehended by police, as officers searched the nightspot for clues and quizzed revellers over the events of the night. 

Roads around the nightclub were immediately sealed off by police, as the nightclub was evacuated, with

Guests at the event had also included singer Justin Bieber and rapper The Game.

At around 5:45 a.m. LA time, Brown tweeted about the incident.

'It's disappointing that we as a society can#t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullsh*t!!!' he tweeted.

A controversial figure, Knight is no stranger to the effects of gun violence.

His friend Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996, although during a previous visit to 1OAK in May, Knight told reporters that no one had ever been charged with Shakur's murder because he wasn't really dead, and was instead living on an island.

Knight also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during a shooting at a 2005 pre-VMA party, hosted by rapper Kanye West.

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