Music producer Suge Knight has been injured during a shooting at an awards show party at a Los Angeles nightclub hosted by singer Chris Brown, it has been reported.
Witnesses said 25-year-old singer, who is still on parole following his recent release from jail, had been the target of shots fired at the 1OAK club in West Hollywood.
Brown was thought to be unhurt, but three other victims - among them Death Row Records founder Knight, 49, were reportedly taken to the city's Cedars Sinai hospital where one of them was said to be in a critical condition.
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Injured: Music producer Suge Knight has been injured during a shooting at an awards show party at a Los Angeles nightclub hosted by singer Chris Brown, it has been reported
Chaos: Emergency services arrive at 1OAK in West Hollywood following the reported shooting
Model and actor Tyson Beckford, and Black Eyed Peas member Apple de Ap were inside the pre-VMA party hosted by Brown and told TMZ they had heard four shots being fired.
Knight was said to have walk out of the club, where he was spotted by a police officer and taken to hospital by ambulance. He was reportedly shot twice and is now undergoing surgery.
Investigation: Roads around the nightclub were immediately sealed off by police, while officers questioned revellers over the shooting
The suspected gunmen were apprehended by police, as officers searched the nightspot for clues and quizzed revellers over the events of the night.
Roads around the nightclub were immediately sealed off by police, as the nightclub was evacuated, with several partygoers detained for questioning.
Guests at the event had also included singer Justin Bieber and rapper The Game.
Katie Clendon, thought to have been inside the club, said via her Twitter account that she thought Brown had been the intended target.
Host: Brown enjoys the party before the alleged shooting took place
Night spot: Brown, who is still on parole following his recent jail sentence enjoys a drink with friends
Guests: Justin Bieber (right) was among the guests at the VMA Pre-Party hosted by Bro
Revellers: Rapper The Game (left) and musician Glass The Tramp (right) had also been at the party
'Literally can't believe what I just witnessed. Someone tried to fire shots at Chris Brown at 1oak. Speechless.'
She added: 'Prayers to all those harmed by this. Honestly still in disbelief this happened.'
Owned by New York-based Butter Group, the Los Angeles branch of 1OAK - which stands for One Of A Kind - is a spin off of the New York club, while there are further branches in Las Vegas and Mexico City.
The club, which bills itself as 'Bringing a New York nightclub experience to Los Angeles' has been open on the famous Sunset Strip since the start of the year and has proved popular with many celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna.