Suge Knight is recuperating in the hospital after being shot at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown and Pia Mia.
Video footage taken inside 1OAK nightclub appears to show Suge was targeted by the gunman, something disputed by his pal Katt Williams.
Knight, 49, was shot six times in total- five in the stomach and chest and once in the arm – at an album release party hosted by Chris Brown in West Hollywood in the early hours of Sunday.
Two others, including 19-year-old model Megan Hawkins, were shot at the pre-VMA party and all three were rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina revealed, “Video shows the suspect with a handgun firing at Knight [and] striking the two other victims who were in his vicinity”.
His family took to Facebook on Monday, August 25 to share an update on his condition and ask fans to respect their privacy as he recovers.
“The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media,” read the statement. 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.”
Some people previously claimed that the target was Brown instead of the former Death Row Records CEO. A recent report by NY Daily News, however, suggested that the shots were intended for Knight.
A law enforcement source said that investigators were investigating a “clear” video from the establishment.
“The shooting happened almost immediately after (Knight) arrived, so it looks like a crime of opportunity. He appeared to be the intended target,” the source said.
Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight is reportedly not worried about putting the person responsible for shooting him last weekend behind bars and refused to give up any names.
Knight has been less-than-cooperative with law enforcement.
Sources close to Suge said he is fully conscious, although on several occasions police were turned away and told he was sedated.
The one time police were allowed to see Suge, he acted disoriented, asking, “I was shot?”
Comedian Katt Williams revealed he was present during the shooting, appearing to believe Suge took a bullet for someone else.
Katt said, “We know who [the shooting] was aimed at. We know whose life he saved. We know why they won’t talk about i. The rumor mill will tell you, ‘Yeah, see the same thing Suge was doing to Katt he was trying to do to Chris.’ They’re forgetting something, Suge has never managed me.”
Is Katt saying Suge took a bullet (or six) for Chris Brown? Chris is affiliated with the Fruit Town Piru Blood gang in Compton. Suge is also a Blood.
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