Crime & Justice

Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight, 2 others injured in shooting at West Hollywood nightclub

Ex-rap music mogul Marion
Ex-rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was reportedly injured Aug. 24, 2014, after a shooting in West Hollywood.
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Three people were injured in a shooting at a nightclub in West Hollywood early Sunday, including the former head of influential hip hop studio Death Row Records, NBCLA reported. 

The L.A. County sheriff's department said a woman and another man were also wounded. All three are expected to survive.  

NBCLA was among the first to confirm one of those injured was Marion "Suge" Knight. The station said: 

Former Death Row Records head Marion "Suge" Knight was one of three people wounded during an early morning shooting at a West Hollywood nightclub, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Officials confirmed to NBC News. [...]

Officials described the injuries to Knight as "non-life-threatening" and said he is a recovering after undergoing surgery.

Investigators have not identified a suspect in the 1:30 a.m., the Associated Press reports. The shooting took place on the 9000 block of Sunset Boulevard. The agency reports that the nightclub was hosting a party celebrating MTV's Video Music Awards, but was unaffiliated with the awards and the cable station:

The shooting came just hours before MTV's Video Music Awards, which are slated for Sunday evening in Inglewood. R&B singer Chris Brown, who was co-hosting a party at the nightclub with Pia Mia, was also inside the club but not hit by the gunfire, [LAPD Sergeant. C.] Tatar said.

The sheriff's department is not releasing any more details, the AP said.