By Ryan Gierach, West Hollywood, California
Chris Brown may have left West Hollywood as his abode, but his party at 1Oak Sunday night in WeHo resulted in gunplay the left three people injured, including controversial rapper Marion “Suge” Knight.
The party was to celebrate the MTV’s Video Music Awards, being held Sunday at the Forum in Inglewood.
Occurring at 1:30 pm, Sunday morning, at 1Oak, the nightclub at 9039 Sunset Blvd. at Weatherly; the shootings caused a mass panic, with people scurrying to flee.
All three victims are expected to recover from their wounds.
Mr. Brown is a nominee for the VMA Best Collaboration Award for his “loyal” video featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga.
On Sunday morning, he tweeted,“It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullsh–!!!
Law enforcement are at work trying to figure out what caused the shooting, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jeff Gordon said
“At this time we’re not even sure if Marion Knight was the intended target,” Deputy Gordon told ABC News. “And the other two appear, from their gunshot wounds, they may have been just trying to get out of harm’s way.”
Knight’s family released a statement to Revolt TV on Sunday, which read: “The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray (sic) away from the negativity portrayed by the media. 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.”
MTV News is reporting that the artist Game became angry and got into a fight outside of 1 Oak after security refused to let him. However, entertainment journalist Ryan Downey was at the club last night and gave MTV News a different account.
“Game was pissed off, but he was cool as a cucumber,” Downey told MTV. “He didn’t look like he was going to fight anybody.”
According to Downey, security was willing to let Game into the club through a back entrance around midnight, but they would not let his 20-plus member entourage in unless they went through the front entrance. “We walked into the alley right when Chris Brown and his crew pulled up. They went in no problem,” he said. “Security was going to let Game in, but they didn’t want to let all his friends in to the back.”
Mr. Knight has been involved in numerous violent incidents and is also widely suspected of having something to do with Tupac Shakur’s murder in 1997 and Notorious B.I.G.’s murder the year before an incident in 2005 when he was shot in the leg at another VMA awards party.
Mr. Knight was shot in the leg at another VMA Awards party in 2005.
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