Leah Greenblatt
August 24, 2014 AT 05:38 PM EDT

According to TMZ, hip-hop mogul Suge Knight was shot several times at a pre-party  for the VMAs put on by Chris Brown.

Police were called to the scene at West Hollywood club 1 OAK shortly after 1:30 a.m., and Knight was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for surgery; he is one of at least three injured, one critically.

The incident is the latest in a series of unfortunate events surrounding the lead-up to this year’s VMAs, which will be broadcast live tonight from Inglewood, Calif.

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