Death Row's Knight shot at Hollywood club



    Aug 26, 2014

    Death Row's Knight shot at Hollywood club


    HIP-HOP mogul Marion Knight - known as Suge, a founder of the Death Row Records label - was shot early on Sunday at a West Hollywood, California, nightclub.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Knight, 49, a 32-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were shot at 1.37am at the 1Oak nightclub in Sunset Boulevard.

    Suspects have yet to be identified, and an investigation is under way, said sheriff's deputy Jeff Gordon.

    TMZ and other websites reported that Knight was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was said to be recovering from surgery in intensive care.

    Knight was shot in the upper torso, a police spokesman said.

    The party where the shooting occurred was held to celebrate the MTV Video Music Awards. Numerous celebrities are reported to have attended, including Justin Bieber, of The Black Eyed Peas and model Tyson Beckford.

    The shooting seems to mirror an episode in 2005, when Knight was shot in the leg at a party in Miami hosted by Kanye West before that year's Video Music Awards.

    Knight founded Death Row Records in 1991 with Dr Dre, and the label went on to discover some of the biggest rappers of that decade before filing for bankruptcy in 2006.

    Knight faced trouble along the way. He served nearly five years in jail for violating probation during a 1996 fight at a Las Vegas hotel.

    Hours after that incident, rapper Tupac Shakur was fatally shot while riding in Knight's car.