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Los Angeles County detectives are reviewing security camera footage and seeking witnesses to a shooting at a packed nightclub that injured three people, including Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight.
Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Biddle said on Monday that investigators believe as many as 20 people witnessed the gunfire early Sunday at 1OAK on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. But he says no potential witnesses have come forward.
Detectives have not identified a suspect.
Meanwhile the 49-year-old producer's family have asked fans to keep the music mogul in their thoughts while he recovers from the violent incident, which led to him undergoing surgery at Cedars Sinai hospital on Sunday.
A statement released on Monday on behalf of Suge's relatives reads: "The family of Suge Knight asks that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray 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."
On the night of the shooting, party-goers dropped to the floor as they heard four gunshots ring inside the venue, before the nightclub was quickly evacuated by security guards.
Suge reportedly walked out of the building after he was blasted with bullets where he was discovered by a police officer and rushed to the local hospital.
Suge is no stranger to gun violence as he was involved in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996, which ultimately led to Tupac Shakur's death.
The music mogul was also hit in the leg during a shooting at Kanye West's VMAs pre-party in 2005.- Sapa-AP and BANG Showbiz