Rap producer shot at pre-MTV VMA party in Hollywood

Marion 'Suge' Knight
Suge Knight founded Death Row Records in 1991

Death Row Records founder Marion 'Suge' Knight has been injured in a shooting at a party that Chris Brown was hosting in Los Angeles.

The rap mogul is expected to survive, according to a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant.

Another man, 32, and a woman, 19, were also shot at around 01:30 (0930 GMT) on Sunday morning at the 1 Oak nightclub, West Hollywood.

All three victims were treated at local hospitals.

Knight, 49, who helped launch the careers of Tupac, Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre has been shot before.

In 2005, he was struck in the leg during an MTV awards pre-party in Miami Beach.

Chris Brown posted several photos and videos from a party on social media at the time of the shooting
Chris Brown posted several photos and videos from a party on social media around the time of the shooting

Sunday's shooting happened hours before MTV's Video Music Awards, which will take place in Inglewood, California.

Chris Brown was in the building when the shooting took place but the singer was not hit by gunfire.

Hours later, he tweeted: "It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes."

MTV has said it had no affiliation or connection to the event.

Newsbeat has contacted the owners of 1 Oak, but has not received a response from either parties so far.

It's unclear what instigated the shooting and Los Angeles Sherriff Department has told Newsbeat they currently have no suspects.

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