Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight shot in Los Angeles

Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:06pm EDT

Suge Knight, a controversial figure in the world of music is shown athis desk August 8, 2001 in Los Angeles. REUTERS/FILES

Suge Knight, a controversial figure in the world of music is shown athis desk August 8, 2001 in Los Angeles.

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(Reuters) - Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was among three people shot and injured early on Sunday morning at a nightclub in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

"We can confirm that the person known as Suge Knight has been identified as one of several victims in a shooting in West Hollywood," a spokesman for the department told Reuters.

Knight, 49, and another man, aged 32, and a woman, 19, were wounded, transported to local hospitals and expected to recover, the department said in a statement.

TMZ entertainment news website reported that Knight was leaving a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at the 1OAK club on Sunset Strip and that he was in intensive care after undergoing surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. TMZ said he had multiple bullet wounds.

An MTV spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Cedars-Sinai would not confirm or deny that Knight was a patient, citing privacy laws.

Knight, whose real name is Marion, co-founded Death Row Records, a label that produced major rap hits in the early 1990s from artists such as Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Knight's hip-hop empire declined in the mid-1990s after he went to prison for a parole violation, Shakur was murdered and Dr. Dre left the Death Row label.

(Reporting by Fiona Ortiz in Chicago; Editing by Andrea Ricci)

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Comments (5)
MrRFox wrote:
Yet another tragedy for which the militarization of White police is undoubtedly responsible.

Aug 24, 2014 2:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bonisile wrote:
Suge is not a mogul anymore though

Aug 24, 2014 2:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:
They had an episode of that show where they auction off the contents of people’s storage rooms, and his was one of them. They do that when you can’t pay your bill. How does he have money to still be living like a celebrity?

Aug 24, 2014 2:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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