Suge Knight shot twice at Chris Brown's pre-VMA party

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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 taken to the city's Cedars Sinai hospital where one of them was said to be in a critical condition.

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 walked out of the club, where he was spotted by a police officer and taken to hospital by ambulance.

The nature of his injuries were unknown.

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.

Katie Clendon, thought to have been inside the club, said via her Twitter account that she thought Brown had been the intended target.

'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.'

Photos of the party and video at the source and at TMZ