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Rap Mogul 'Shot Six Times' In Nightclub Attack

Sunday, 24th August 2014 17:56

Three people, including US rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, have been hurt in a shooting at a Los Angeles nightclub.

Knight, 49, was believed to have stumbled out of the club after being shot six times, including in the stomach and arm.

The co-founder of Death Row Records was taken by ambulance to hospital and then underwent surgery, according to TMZ.

Two others, reportedly described as a 19-year-old woman and 32-year-old man, were also wounded in the attack at the 10AK club where singer Chris Brown was hosting a party.

All three are being treated in hospital and were expected to survive, said the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department.

Authorities said the club was packed at the time and they were still seeking a suspect. 

The shooting happened as Brown hosted an unofficial pre-Video Music Awards party at the premises on West Sunset Boulevard around 1.30am.

Police said the singer was inside the club but not hit by the gunfire.

Clubgoer Hayley Belle told CBS News: "People were pushing. Most people on the floor. Running. Falling on glass. The only person that was standing was Chris Brown."

Video from after the shooting showed people leaving the premises with their hands in the air after being told to do so by investigators searching for the gunman.

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

Knight was also shot in the leg in 2005 at an MTV awards pre-party in Miami.

He helped make Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre music superstars in the 1990s.