"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
An MTV spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for
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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